1. Think of the general subject you want information on.
2. Select "Advanced Search" whether you are looking in a database, the library catalog, or using One-Search, this gives you different search options such as subject, title, author in addition to keyword.
3. Type the subject term you are researching, for example - "Environment" or "Immigration" in the first search box
4. Search the term as a subject.
This search gives you over 166,000 articles on the environment.
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)
One Search allows the searching of multiple databases, the library catalog, and other scholarly sources.
You can also limit your search to specific subject areas using the advance search option.