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AND requires all specified words to appear in each item

          e.g. Aging AND Housing


OR    requires any of the specified words to appear in each item

         e.g. Adolescent OR Youth


NOT  excludes terms not desired

          e.g. environment NOT petroleum


Combining ideas

       e.g. Housing AND Income AND (Children OR dependants)

Selected Databases

Many databases can be accessed online from the library's homepage.  Click here to see a list of databases.and then select Government.Find Databases by Subject drop down menu.  Several databases are also listed below alphabetically.

Another source for finding articles is using grey literature.  Grey literature are resources "Produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers." (Source). Since grey literature is not published in these traditional sources, it can be difficult to find.  However, grey literature is a very important resource in several disciplines and can include needs assessments, evidence reviews, policy reports, and statistical analysis. Grey literature does not usually undergo a peer-review process so material should be evaluated carefully.  Details, along with a list of resources is located here