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English 007 (Webster)--Elections: Searching tricks

Finding books (Tricks)

Searching the Library Catalog

AU: Author (Homer)                            

TI: Title (The Odyssey)  

SU: Subject (Odysseus)  

Searching tricks

Searching term tricks

* Used to expand the word you are searching to include plurals. etc.

              Example: Pakis* gives you Pakistan, Pakistani 

"quotes"  Use for phrases     Example "Nobel Peace Prize"

? Use to replace one letter  Example: wom?n or

OR  Use for either or searching       Example: Child or teen

And Use to combine terms you want to have  Example: Educat* and Pakis*

Not  Use when you want to eliminate a word from your search (Warning: if you cut a word and it is in an article with words you want, you won't see that article!)

Google search versus Database searching

Google Search

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