Answered By: Woodruff Library Reference Last Updated: Mar 29, 2018 Views: 228
Sometimes, small tweaks can improve your search results.
General tips that work in almost any search box:
1. Quotation marks search for an exact phrase.
[ medical error ] finds results with those two words anywhere in the document, together or separately.
[ "medical error" ] finds results with that exact phrase.
2. An asterisk saves typing by searching for all endings to a word at the same time.
[ mexic* ] searches for Mexico, Mexican, and Mexicans. Be careful not to shorten your word too much, because this can bring back results that are not relevant. [ me* ] searches for Mexico, Mexican, Mexicans, meningitis, memes, Medici, and so on.
Library Catalog (discoverE) Search Tips
1. What are you looking for? The catalog search box on the Library home page is a great place to find books. But you need to use the "Articles" tab or the "Combined Search" tab, or a database to find articles.
Web Search Tips
Database Search Tips
Too many results: