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Syracuse University Libraries

Painting Library Resources: Databases and Articles

What is a database?

Databases

The databases where you can find articles are in alphabetical order and NOT according to importance, since each researcher will have a different thesis and needs.

Library Special Collections

How to request books and other material the library does not own

Generate Keywords for Searching

Take a moment to think about your topic.

Define your topic by asking yourself a set of questions.

Turn your topic into a research question (a thesis topic).

Think of words and phrases to use in a search for information regarding your topic.

If nothing works, change your search terms to find more specific or more general information.

Remember you can always ask for research help from a librarian.

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