Answered By: Susan Steele Last Updated: Nov 11, 2017 Views: 124
Answered By: Susan Steele
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2017 Views: 124
Try one or more of the following:
- Using the Boolean operator OR, add synonyms or alternative keywords that you did not use in your original search (e.g., search for cats OR felines rather than just cats).
- Look for database Thesaurus or Subject features to help you identify subject terms or descriptors, which may differ significantly from your keywords. Then add them to your search with OR.
- Truncate or stem search terms by using wildcard operators (teach* finds teach, teacher, teaching, etc.). In addition to the commonly used asterisk (*), many databases offer additional wildcards.
- Expand or remove entirely less important limiters (date range, publication type, etc.).
- If available, search for some or all of your search terms in full text or all text fields.
- Try your search in another database and also in OneSearch, which searches almost all of the library's databases at once.
If you're not finding what you need, please consult a research librarian.