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Provides step-by-step instructions for finding articles in the research databases.

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Tips for Searching

Where to Search:

  • When you are beginning your research, start with OneSearchOneSearch searches most of the library search tools at one time.

Search Terms:

  • Think of words and phrases that have the same or a similar meaning to your search topic and try searching with the new terms.
  • Use "AND" between search terms to narrow your search results to articles that have both search terms.
  • Use "OR" between search terms to broaden your results to articles that have either one term or the other.

Example search:

  • Topic: The lives of illegal immigrants in the United States
  • Search Terms: illegal immigrants, immigration, United States, community, culture, employment, health care ...

Here is an image of an example search in OneSearch:





Save or Email results

  • Do not simply copy the URL from the address bar -- these URLs are dynamically generated and will not work after you close your search session. Instead, save or email the results. 


Use OneSearch to search most of our databases at one time.

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