International Baccalaureate Program

This guide is designed to assist students who are in the International Baccalaureate program.

Database (Academic Search Complete from

Searching Academic Search Complete

Go to

Select eResources from the top of the page

Go to the letter A or Browse All eResources and select Academic Search Complete

Use Keywords

Remember databases want you to search concepts not sentences

Use Power Searching Search Strategy

Use OR to search synonyms

Examples: (women OR woman OR female)  (teenager OR adolescent)

Use "" quotes around phrases

Examples: "World War II"   "civil rights"  "social justice"

Use * to search multiple word endings

Examples:  congest*  will find the words congestion, congested