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Information Management (MIM) Research & Writing Guide

This is a research and writing guide development for MIM students. Please contact your librarian, Lindsay McNiff, for help with research; Contact Dr. Margie Clow Bohan, the director of the Writing Centre, for remote assistance with writing.

Information Management Databases

These top databases for IM resources available at Dalhousie are your starting point for most information management-related research. But don't stop here! Have a look at the list of multidisciplinary databases.

Multidisciplinary Databases

These databases can be used to search for information on a wide variety of topics. They are great starting points for research.

Google Scholar Search

Database Search Tips


Google like a boss

How to search databases with Boolean operators (and zombies)

Lego figurine of zombie office worker - Public domain from Boolean search expressions are magical formulas compatible with most databases in which keywords are combined with Boolean operators to create super effective searches.

Zombies are terrifying former humans that want to eat your brain and/or transform you into a zombie (their exact motivations are unclear).

ZomBool is a 'choose-your-own-path' video game created by a Dal librarian to help you learn how to survive the zombie apocalypse (maybe) with the help of search strategies and Boolean operators (PC or Mac).