What is QuickSearch?
QuickSearch contains books, ebooks, journal and magazine articles, newspaper articles, some dissertations, government documents, and DVDs, among other things. QuickSearch searches across many different databases and is a great tool when searching on a broad topic for papers when you need a handful of sources. QuickSearch also conveniently displays results in a variety of formats.
IMPORTANT: QuickSearch does NOT search every library database. Also, QuickSearch does NOT have the same search capabilities as going directly to a specific database.
Consider using QuickSearch as an complementary tool to cast a wide net to see what research may be at the forefront of the literature, or to make sure that you haven’t missed anything obvious. However, you may want to use several of the individual research databases to develop your initial search strategy (as outlined in the next section), including incorporating subject terms, zeroing in on specific publication types, such as research studies, and using the availability of multiple search fields to your advantage.
Tips for Searching QuickSearch
Example: “health care reform”