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Library Search Overview - Review of Searching Strategies

Overview of a search

  • Search with most significant keywords OR jargon OR terms  EX (dog training)
  • Limit to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals if appropriate.
  • Limit your Publication Date range if appropriate.

THEN add more limits or filters as needed

  • Create tag search by clicking on hyper-linked Subject Terms in Detailed Record.
  • Filter by Subject  EX (pets)
  • Filter by Format if appropriate EX (academic journals)
  • Expand results by using OR between synonyms     EX (dog OR canine OR puppy)
  • Narrow results by using AND between terms EX (dog AND training)
  • Use NOT to exclude definition      EX (dog AND training NOT police)
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