Depending on the database, it may offer a variety of ways to limit your results:
For articles that are not available in full text, use the InterLibrary Loan service.
Most databases use a controlled vocabulary to organize information and make browsing more efficient and specific to chosen terms. When building your search string, consider keywords, synonyms or related terms.
keetoowah society - history
cherokee indians - societies
cherokee indians - religion
cherokee indians - history
five civilized tribes
native american history
native american history AND 19th century OR 20th century
native american wars
treaty indian reservations
native amerians - treaties
indian removal, 1813-1903
For public history information, here are some search terms:
"oral histor*" and american
Combine or group terms or concepts using the Boolean operator "AND" to refine your search string: oral histor* AND american or try the search string:keetoowah AND oklahoma. Check to see if the database offers a Thesaurus or a Subject Terms tab or link. For instance, the Academic Search Premier database offers a "subject terms" tab.
the Military & Government Collection database features a "subjects" tab,
and the ProQuest database offers a "thesaurus" link.
Enter your search terms in the browsing boxes to see how each database recognizes them.
YouTube video created by NSU Libraries on how to search multiple EBSCOhost databases simultaneously.