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Useful Databases for Nonprofits

Effective Searching Techniques

  • Use the thesaurus to expand your vocabulary and ideas about your topic.
  • Learn how to limit your search, i.e. by date, w/full-text, etc.

Helpful Reminders

  • If you are not a UW student, staff or faculty, you still have access to all of our databases when you work in the Library.
  • Not all databases provide electronic full-text. Copy the article citation and request the article through the Interlibrary Loan service at your public library.


Handy Shortcuts

  • Sign up for 'search alerts' - notice of new articles about your topic will automatically be emailed to you.
  • Use the bibliography from a pertinent article.
  • Email the citation to yourself to use in your bibliography.