|Next, find information about your topic.
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, computerizing, 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
"sexual harassment" AND ("work place" OR office)
Tips for One Search
1. Use Advanced search interface
2. Search by keyword and limit search in Subject (SU) or Abstract (AB) field
3. Use keywords describing one concept in each search box, connect synonyms with connector OR (capitalized)
4. Limit to Full Text articles, Peer Reviewed or by Publication Date or a combination of them.
5. Example of Library One Search:
Sample topic: Should plastic water bottles be banned?
Keywords search statement: plastic AND water bottle* AND ban*
1. Limit keywords in Subject or Abstract field
2. Limit to Online Access & In Library and by Publication Date from 2010 to 2020
Find Full Text Articles
1. PDF, HTML link directly to full text articles
2. Get it @ Rider University Libraries link you to several possibilities:
a. another database that has the article in full text
b. an open journal on the Internet
c. the library catalog - the article may be in a print periodical inside the Library.
3. If you cannot get full text from Get it @ , use Journals at the Library Home to search the journal name and locate the full text article.
4. I still have question, ask a librarian.
Record of an article
Click the article title , you will see the whole record of the article.
1. You can email the article
2. Perma Link is the permanent URL that links to the article
3. Source includes the name of the periodical, date of publication, page number.
4. Cite on the right side gives you APA, MLA citation of the article.
5. Note the database the article is in.
Note: You can also use Library One Search to find Library's books and DVDs.
Sample book search
1. At the Advanced Search box, enter cell* phone OR mobile phone, Limit to Subject
2. Under Location > Moore Stacks (shelves)
3. Use the book call number to find books on the shelves.
4. For an ebook, read online or download it to check it out for the check-out period. The file will expire upon due date.
Sample topic: Educating children with autism
Your Topics & suggested keywords: