Brainstorm keywords or terms first before opening a database.
Unlike Google, library databases don't work well with full questions in the search boxes. So, "What are the arguments for the 150 hour requirement for CPAs?" would not work well in a Library database.
Instead choose the main words to use in the search.
Then, think of synonyms or related terms.
Other helpful search tips:
Searching terms with AND will narrow down the search and give you fewer results. The articles has to talk about this AND that.
Searching terms with OR will expand the search. Can talk about this OR that.
Try spelling out acronyms. So search for CPA OR Certified Public Accountant
Remember that putting words in quotation marks will find that exact phrase in a database, so "150 hour requirement" would only bring back articles where those words are in that exact order.
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Mitchell College of Business Library
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