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HED 6510 The American College Student: Search Strategies

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To search for books, periodical titles, and multimedia.

Search by: Keyword, Subject, Title, Author, or Number  

To narrow or expand search use:

  • Boolean Searching: AND, OR, and NOT
    • Use "AND" to narrow or "Or" to expand your search
    • ex: education AND psychology for books on both
    • ex: education OR psychology for books on either
  • Use Synonyms and related words to search
  • Find Subject   Headings : Based on an official list of terms
  • Limiting options: format of material, year, location
  • Wildcards
    • *   The asterisk ('*') matches up to five non-space characters, starting at the specified position in the word. For example, "inter*" will match "internal" and "internet", but will not match "international". The '*' wildcard may only appear after at least two characters.
    • The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string. For example, "colo*r" would match both "color" and "colour".
    • **   Matches any number of non-space characters, starting at the specified position in the word. For example, "comput**" will match all words that begin with "comput" (e.g., "computer", "computation", etc.).
      The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string.
    • ?   You may use a question mark ('?') to replace a single character anywhere within a word.

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    • Millions of electronic articles  
    • 14,000 electronic journals
    • 150 electronic research databases
    • 62,000 e-books
    • Thousands of images, videos and sounds
    • 26,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students
    • 48 million books and other library materials
  • 3-5 days until arrival of materials at UToledo library locations
  • Up to 4 renewels (can be done online)

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