|Next, find information about your topic.
4. You can start narrowing your search by adding terms in the next box. These terms can be keyword.
You can continue to add more terms to narrow your search results.
5. Or you can use the "Refine Results" column to limit your results to scholarly journals, peer-reviewed articles, full-text, and other options
Search Tips - A Tutorial
Capitalize your connectors AND/OR
1. Phrase Search-keep a phrase together so it will not get separated and lose intended meaning
2. Truncations - to search words of various endings
comput* -computer, computers, computerize computerized, computerinzing, computational, computation
wom?n - woman or women
girl*-girl, girls, girlish
3. Boolean Operators - use AND/ OR/ NOT to connect your keywords - Boolean Machine.
california AND parks
"yellowstone park" AND "wild life"
women OR girl* OR female*
research OR survey or case stud*
Example- NOT (AND NOT)
yellowstone NOT park
clinton AND NOT hillary
4. Use parenthesis and quotation marks for logical execution of search terms
"sex harrassment" AND ("work place" OR office OR corporations)
Moore Library has a limited selection of primary sources.
Search the library catalog using the Advanced Search Option:
In the first search box type your main topic either as a key word or subject search. Keyword usually gives the most search results.
In the second search box use "source*" as a subject term. You can also use "letter*" or "document*" to find primary sources.
This search gives the following results: