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Consumer Sciences Research Guide: CA150


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What Databases to Use for What

For general recent information on consumer sciences topics search:
For recent business information, search:
For historic home economics information, search:
For Briggs Library's books and articles from many databases

   Use the Quick Search on the library's homepage or use the box below.

Search for books, articles, & media


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How to Search Academic Search and Business Search

Use the top box to put your search in. You may use multiple boxes like the example below.

Search box from Academic Search Premier with a sample search

Note that the first box has a phrase in it and there are quotation marks so the database searches the phrase rather than individual words.

Also note that the second box has a different concept and there is an asterisk (*) at the end so it will search generation, generations, generational, etc. The asterisk after the root of the word will search all forms of that word.

How to Search HEARTH

Remember that most of the content of HEARTH is older so you are looking for historic information in this database.

Browse the content

You can browse the content and see if there are books or journals that are likely to have content you are interested in.

Browse the HEARTH database


You can also search the full text of the books and articles in the database by typing your search in the Find box.

Search the HEARTH database

Note that both the quotation marks and asterisk (*) work in searching HEARTH just as they do in Academic Search and Business Source Premier.

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