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FYS 100 - Secrecy & Information Security (2019) with Dr. Landquist: Using Databases

Getting to Databases

Library Databases

General Databases for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Magazine & Newspaper Articles:

The databases listed below are our best all-purpose databases.  They should most provide excellent information for general papers.

Databases for Science, Social Science and Legal Information:

Boolean Searching


  • Either word (or phrase) can be present in each record in the results.
  • Broadens your search.

Search Term


 Internet scams

1,872 hits

 internet scamming

127 hits

 Intenet scams OR Internet scamming

1,884 hits



  • Requires both words to be present in each record in the results.

  • Narrows your search

Search Term


 Internet scams or internet scamming

 1,884 hits


 3,506,821 hits

 (Internet scams or internet scamming) AND Victims

 191 hits