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Searching Tips & Strategies

Easy steps to search like a pro. Learn these and safe yourself time and energy--and get better results!

Searching Tips & Strategies

  • Which terms should I use for my topic?  
  • How do I combine terms?  
  • I am not finding any information on my topic with the terms I searched. What should I do? 
  • I am getting too many hits with my search terms. How do I narrow my topic? 

This guide contains answers to these common issues. The tutorials and explanations  of various search techniques contained herein will help you become a more efficient and productive searcher.

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