How to Do Library Research

This set of pages has information on how to do library research. In all cases, once you have located sources, be sure to evaluate them, using the evaluation guides.

Introduction to Advanced Searching Tips

Use these tips to do more precise searching in electronic indexes (databases). The better your search, the more productive your results will be.

Use the drop down menu to search through the strategies and practices needed to effectively navigate the electronic databases and, as always, contact your subject librarian with any questions that arise.

Using Preferred Terms: Examples Fields Print (paper) Abstract Searching
Boolean Searching Truncation and Proximity Operators Preferred Terms in Indexes
Venn Diagrams Print (paper) Index Searching  


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