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Select Databases

The black Informit toolbar shows the number of databases included for your search [e.g. Searching: 102 Databases]
Rollover the heading to see a full list of databases in use
Database headings link to more information about that database

To change database selection:

  • Click CHANGE DATABASES above the search box
  • Four options are available:
    • Select by Subject
    • Select by Full Text Database name
    • Select by Database name
    • Find Relevant database

 

Select by Subject, Full Text Database or Database name

  • Click Show Options
  • Click SELECT ALLSELECT NONE, or click individual check boxes to select your subject area
  • Click Expand arrow on right to see a full list of databases available for each subject
  • Click individual check boxes to select individual databases
  • Click Update Selection to activate your selection and return to the search screen

If you are not sure which database(s) to select, use the Find Relevant database option

 

Find Relevant database

OR

  • Click Show Options
  • Enter a search term in the search box
  • Click search icon
  • Results are ranked in order of hits per database
    • Click database name to retrieve all hits for your search in that database
    • Click SELECT ALL, or tick individual check boxes to select the database(s) you want
    • Click Update Selection to return to the search screen

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