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The computer database is truly one of the revolutionary artifices of the modern world. A database is simply a collection of information in logical forms that can be accessed by simple or complex commands. Some general thoughts:
Understand the way in which databases accept search strings. It's always good practice to check the Help section or Information button to get a better idea of how to extract the type of information you want from a database.
Most of the search engines are self-explanatory. The key is to put in the best search string. "Writer," for instance, will likely bring up many more technical writing jobs than editorial jobs. It's best to combine terms like, "writer, editor."
Another thing to keep in mind are Categories that you can use to refine the search. It's important to have an idea of what you are looking for before you actually sit down and start using the databases available. You need to address three questions: (1) What industry do I want to work for, (2) In what location, and (3) How big a company do I want to work for?
Answer these questions before you start using the search engines.
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