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Sometimes it is a good idea to search in one specific subject database instead of in LUBsearch, which is a metasearch engine and therefore gives results from several databases at the same time. But which database should you choose and why?

Search tips

Subject databases often allow you to more specifically limit a search and in many cases they feature special subject glossaries (thesauruses). A thesaurus provides information on which terms and concepts have been chosen for use in that particular database, a goldmine when you are looking for new search terms.

See also our more general search tips

Finding the right database

For suggestions on subject databases, see our subject guides