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==Advanced Options for Precise Searching==
 
==Advanced Options for Precise Searching==
 
[[Image:Advanced_500.jpg|right|frame|LexisNexis Academic Power Search form]]
 
[[Image:Advanced_500.jpg|right|frame|LexisNexis Academic Power Search form]]
There may be reasons that you need more options than what are offered on the Easy Search form. Here is a small list of reasons that you may need to use the Power Search form instead of the Easy Search form:
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If you would like to narrow your search, the Advanced Options form will help you add restrictions for a more precise results list. Click on "Advanced Options" below the search box to expand the section.
*'''You need to add [[Power Search: Use the Index|index terms]] to narrow a large search into a smaller set of results.'''
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The Advanced Options Section will allow you to:
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*'''You need to add [[How To Use the Index|index terms]] to narrow a large search into a smaller set of results.'''
 
''For example, searching "Obama" and "Oil Spill" will bring back thousands of results. Using a controlled vocabulary and searching for major terms only will bring you back extremely relevant results.''
 
''For example, searching "Obama" and "Oil Spill" will bring back thousands of results. Using a controlled vocabulary and searching for major terms only will bring you back extremely relevant results.''
*'''You need to search more than one [[Academic Source Directory|specific source]].'''  
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*'''You need to search more than one specific source.'''  
''If you want to search The Washington Post and The New York Times together.''
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''If you want to search The Washington Post.''
*'''You need to use a complex [[Boolean Searching|Boolean search]] string.'''
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*'''You need to use a complex [[Advanced Search: Build Your Own Search|segment search]] string.'''
 
''To find stories about therapy animals you might search on: (dog OR cat OR pet) w/s patient''
 
''To find stories about therapy animals you might search on: (dog OR cat OR pet) w/s patient''
*'''You need to narrow your search [[Power Search: Search News By Date|by date]].'''
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*'''You need to narrow your search [[How To Find News by Date|by date]].'''
 
''If you want results only from a specific date or a specific set of dates.''
 
''If you want results only from a specific date or a specific set of dates.''
 
Any source in LexisNexis Academic can be searched on the Power Search form.
 
 
Check out our [[Academic Help: Power Search|help text]] for the Power Search article if you want more information.
 
  
 
==Specialized Forms for Content-Specific Searching==
 
==Specialized Forms for Content-Specific Searching==

Revision as of 21:58, 22 December 2013