Thursday, June 14, 2012
TIPS for more effective searching
Databases have a language of their own. Look through the following tips and try some for yourself - do you get better results?
Guide to Smarter Searching
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.
Use " " to search for an exact phrase
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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