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Remember, to get help selecting a database: choose the appropriate category of databases and read the database descriptions.

For example, if you need business articles, go to the Articles and Databases page and choose Business from the Databases by Topic list. Similarly, for literary information, look on the topic list under Literature and Literary Criticism.

And you know how to search Academic Search Complete, a general index. What about other article indexes? Won't they look different?

Yes. But once you've learned the basics, it will be like driving a car you've borrowed from a friend. You know that there's a switch to turn on the lights or the radio--you just need to locate the controls. Even though they may look different, article indexes have similar features. Check for help screens or ask a librarian.