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Library Research 101: Advanced Keyword Tricks

Advanced Keyword Tricks

Keywords doing tricks

Even after combining your keywords, you may not be finding what you need. Most of our search tools allow for some advanced searching tricks to give you more or fewer results.

Use quotes for exact words or phrase: “first generation" "food safety"  (This should provide fewer results)

An asterisk (*) allows for word ending variations: educat* (This should search educate, education, educating, educational, etc. to provide more results like using OR)