Databases & Advanced Searching

Brief Review

Database Access on Campus

Use this link when you are at LNHS.

Explora

In this database you will authoritative, current and historical information on a broad variety of topics.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

In this database you will find information on current issues and topics which inspire debate.
Database Access Off Campus

Use this link when you are not at LNHS. You will prompted for your LNHS username and password.

Use an Advanced Search to Focus Your Results

Advanced searching can be used in all databases and Google.

Focus Your Search


  • Use the Boolean operator AND to combine keywords
  • Use a specific date to focus on a particular time frame

Expand Your Search

  • Use the Boolean operator OR to search for similar keywords

Limit Your Search

  • Use the Boolean operator NOT to remove specific keywords
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Capturing Information in a Database

Back-up Your Information

  • Print
  • Email
  • Download

Tips for Success

  • Use keywords - not phrases or questions
  • Persevere - don't give up
  • Use the Permalink - not the location URL when using a database
  • Install the Chrome extension PrintFriendly to easily print from websites
  • Ask for help