Here's a quick guide to some of the more useful search modifiers used in many of our library databases. Better searches and more useful results are achieved by successfully using the modifiers below.
AND associates search terms
OR finds more
Truncation works from the root of a word
(It doesn't work in Google Scholar)
Phrase Searching " "
Use quotes to tie words together
Parentheses bring order to your awesome search
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