Database Tutorials

Need help searching in a specific database? Most CUW library databases are from one of 3 providers: Ebscohost, Proquest, or Gale. You must be logged in to Primo to access databases. Ask a librarian for additional help or unique databases.

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General Search Tutorials

These tutorials contain information about the basics of searching most of the CUW databases. 

ProQuest (Proquest Central)

EbscoHost (ex. Academic Search Complete)

Gale (Opposing ViewPoints in Context)


Most CUW Ebook are provided through Ebsco and Ebook Central. Sign-in to Primo to access Ebooks. All Ebooks can be read in most browsers. To download Ebooks to a device, you must create a free account with Ebsco or Ebook Central.

Database Thesauri

Look up the subject terms used in different databases in a Thesauri. Each provider has it’s own thesaurus.

ProQuest (Thesaurus)

Ebscohost (Subject Terms)

Gale (Topic Finder)

Note: Health Sciences Database Tutorials are located within the subject guides for Nursing, OT, PT, and Exercise Physiology.

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