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Aloha Library Friends! We miss you!  Even though all of Hawaii State Public Library locations and bookmobile services are suspended March 18 - May 5, 2020, we are working hard to bring you more digital resources. Today we are launching a trial of the on-demand video streaming service, Kanopy. Enjoy!  Read more

Tips and tricks

If you are new to this try starting with one of our larger providers, Gale Cengage or EBSCOhost. When you are in any one of the online databases, you can opt to search across one or more of all the databases they provide. This will help you cast a wider net and begin to get a feel for how these databases work.

Gale Cengage

1. Open any of Gale Cengage’s collections.

2. Click the Change Databases link to reveal all the databases that Gale Cengage provides

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3. Select a few to cross-search.

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EBSCOhost

1. Open any of EBSCOhost’s databases. For our example, we’ll use the Book Collection:  Nonfiction to start.

2. Click the Choose Databases link to reveal all the databases that EBSCOhost provides.

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3. Select a few to cross-search

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