Remember: The database does not recognize capital letters or initial articles in any language. If an article is nested within a title, include it.
Boolean operators (named after George Boole) are incorporated into database searches to broaden or narrow your set of search results. The three operators are:
AND - tells the database all elements you are searching for must be present (music AND pedagogy will have both words in all search results). NOTE: This operator is implied in many databases, including ENCORE, the library catalog at Rider University, so it is not necessary to add.
OR - joins two or more similar concepts (try to think about two or three different concepts when constructing a search (music AND pedagogy OR teaching OR instruction, where music AND one OR all of these additional words may appear in your results).
NOT - narrows a search by excluding word and concepts (music AND pedagogy NOT freire would omit freire in the results list).
In Encore's advanced search mode, you can click on a radio button to enable the boolean operators.
You will log in with your last name and your Bronc ID.
OneSearch (EDS, or Ebsco Discovery Service) cross-searches all of the library's resources, including books, scores, audio materials, videos, journal articles, and electronic resources. There will be much more material with which to deal, when executing query using OneSearch.