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Construction Trades & Management: Databases

This guide contains resources for students in the many construction fields

Suggested Databases

Search Operator tips

Most of our library databases use these operators for search strategies.   

Use keywords not sentences to search. If you do not finding articles you need, please Ask A Librarian or call the library. 

 AND (narrows your topic)

  • Example:  accounting AND software

OR (broadens your topic)

  • Example: teens OR adolescents

Truncation: *  (replaces letters at the ends of words - like a wildcard)

  • Example:  elect* finds elect, elects, election, elections, electorate, electioneering

Nesting: ( )

  • Example:  elections AND (Democrats OR Republicans)

Phrases: " "

  • Example:  "thomas jefferson"