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Why you should search more than one database:

Don't miss potentially valuable literature. No one database provides access to all the literature on a particular topic. For instance, valuable research on specific educational topics will be found in ERIC, Sociological Abstracts, and PsycINFO. Similarly, research and theory relevant to specific criminal justice topics will be found in Criminal Justice Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts, etc.

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