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Database Searching Tips

ProQuest Basic Search (video)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Key Features (video)

Boolean Operators

  • Before starting a search, have a list of keywords and synonyms (related terms) ready. 
  • Remember that the use of Boolean operators can greatly impact your search results. 
  • The video below will walk you through using Boolean operators.


This video from Singapore Polytechnic Library will show you how to use truncation symbols.