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BSCV 191: Introduction to Civicus

Course Guide for BSCV 191

There are many databases within the Ebscohost platform you can use to locate articles on your topics. 
It is probably best to start with the Academic Search Complete database and the SocINDEX database and then add others for your specific topic. Search them at the same time to remove duplications.
For example, any topic dealing with education should be searched in Academic Search Complete and SocIndex and also Education Source.

To search multiple databases get into Academic Search Complete first, then click on - choose databases - and add the others.


1. Since you are searching multiple databases at once, it is best to filter/limit within results
2. Retrieve way too many results? Change search field from Select a Field to SU Subject

EbscoHost Limits


The best database for environmental articles is not an Ebscohost database. You will need to use the Agricultural & Environmental Science database, a database from Proquest, a different platform.

When searching, change Anywhere to either:
Anywhere except full text - ALL
Abstract - AB
Otherwise you will retrieve too many results that are not relevant

The best database for legislation (bills, house/senate committee prints, hearings, crs reports) is not an Ebscohost database. You will need to use the Congressional Publications, a database from  Proquest, a different platform.

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