Before Searching that Database

Before searching that “new” database, make certain you know:

  • how complete the database is
  • if it indexes just “main names”
  • if it indexes every name
  • how searches actually work

Practice searching the database for names you know are there–this is always a good technique when first performing searches or if you can’t find a “Frequently Asked Page” or “More About” page that actually tells you something.