Search Tricks

There are a few tricks that you can use when searching just about any electronic resource whether it be the Catalog, a Database or your favorite Search Engine. Below are four such tricks that you can employ to search faster and better.

Soccer Players Heading the ball
Jigsaw puzzle
Joker

Subject Headings,
help you know the resource's vocabulary
Connectors,
such as AND, OR, and NOT, sometimes called Boolean operators let you show relationship between terms
Truncation,
symbols are like a wildcard and let you search for multiple terms without having to type them all
Nesting,
helps organize your search terms
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