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ENGWR 300+ - Professor Lovering (Spring 2020): Find Books & Articles

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Refining your results & Search Tricks in OneSearch

Use the search tips below to improve your results:

  • Parentheses: Use with the word OR to combine ideas and expand your search. 
    • EXAMPLE
    • (college OR university)
    • (lawyer OR attorney)
    • (doctor OR physician)
  • Quotation marks: Use these around your keywords for an “exact search”. This tool will give you specific (aka fewer) results because it searches for your keywords exactly as you’ve entered them. 

    • EXAMPLE:

      • "day care"

      • "social media"

      • "vocational guidance"

  • Asterisk * : Use this to shorten a word and search for all possible endings of the root word. This tool will give you more results.
    • EXAMPLE:

      • manag* = manage, managing, managed

      • child* = child, children, childhood

      • reduc* = reduce, reduced, reduction

  • Show only scholarly journals
    • Look for Peer Reviewed in OneSearch

Scholarly journal articles can be very challenging, especially if you're new to them. These sources give some ideas on how to tackle a scholarly journal article.

Search Strategies Specific to This Assignment

Quotation marks: Use these around your keywords for an “exact search”. This tool will give you specific (aka fewer) results because it searches for your keywords exactly as you’ve entered them. 

Example:

  • "glass ceiling"
  •  "implicit bias"
  •  "social media"

Asterisk: Use this to shorten a word and search for all possible endings of the root word. This tool will give you more results.

Example:

  • employ* = employ, employee, employer, employment
  • nurse* = nurse, nursing
  • stereotyp* = stereotype, stereotypic, stereotyping
  • child* = child, children, childhood, childish, childcare
  • hir* = hire, hiring

 

Parentheses and Or: Use these around keywords separated by the word "or" to expand your search with synonyms. Putting "or" between words means that either term (or both) will be returned in the search. 

Example

  • "glass ceiling" AND (work or employ*)
  • "implicit bias" (hir* or employ*)

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