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Scholarly Resources as Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are often found in databases. Check out the links on the right to gain access to Wake Tech's databases. 

If you are at home, you'll have to input your user name and password to use the databases. The user name and password is the same as your Blackboard account!

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Boolean Searching Basics Video

The following video explains boolean searching, or how to use the common operators "AND," "OR" and "NOT" to limit your searches within library databases.

Cushion, K. (2011, July 7). Boolean Searching Basics. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/jMV7X3W_beg

If you can't access the video, copy and paste this link into your browser: http://youtu.be/jMV7X3W_beg

History Databases

The following is a list of databases that will be helpful when locating secondary sources. Remember, databases like Boolean search logic. To get the best results, brush up on your Boolean search basics in the video on this page and apply what you learn to your search.