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Database Searching


Search strategy

For example:

AND well-being OR health

The AND tells the computer to search for both terms (librarians AND well-being, for example).  The OR tells the computer to look for either of the terms (for example, well-being OR health).

Then you can limit your search for:

  • Scholarly/Peer reviewed journals
  • A date range (for ex. the past five years)
  • Articles available full text

Background Information

O*NET Online provides basic profiles for numerous occupations.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has handy resources, including the Occupational Outlook Handbook.  If your occupation has a professional association (for ex.the American Nurses Association), you might find useful information at the association's website.

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