Monday, February 13, 2012

Tips for searching Library databases

You want to get the best results when searching for information? You can do it! Just follow the tips in the Prezi below.

Extra searching tactics

Refine your search strategies by using the tactics in the table below. These suggestions can save you time from repeating searches or help you to obtain results that you could have potentially missed.

Try this Example
Use " " to search for an exact phrase "undergraduate students"
Use the ? symbol to replace a single letter organi?ation will search for organisation and organization
Use the * symbol for variations of a word assess* will search for assessment, assessing, assessable

Check the help section in the database you're searching to see if these features are enabled.

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