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Library Research Guides

Writing 120

Search Tools


Search Tools is the gateway to finding articles, online reference books and full-text collections. 

Quick Search is the easiest way to search for information in a pre-defined set of databases. Choose from 11 different subject sets and enter search terms to find search from between 5 to 8 databases at the same time.

Power Search lets you create your own search sets and provides 2 search boxes which can be changed to search specific fields, like title, author or subject.


Find Databases allows you to search for individual databases by name, by keyword or subject area.


Find E-Journals can be used to find journals and magazines which are available online with full-text. You can search for words in the journal title or look at an alphabetical list.


My Search Tools lets you personalize Search Tools, create your own group of databases to search together, and save your favorite e-journals and searches.