Academic Help: Getting Started

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(Advanced Options for Precise Searching)
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The Advanced Options Section will allow you to:
 
The Advanced Options Section will allow you to:
*'''You need to add [[How To Use the Index|index terms]] to narrow a large search into a smaller set of results.'''
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*'''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 specific source.'''  
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*'''Search for a specific source.'''  
''If you want to search The Washington Post.''
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''Use the type-ahead word wheel to add a specific source to your search like The Washington Post or The New York Times''
 
*'''You need to use a complex [[Advanced Search: Build Your Own Search|segment search]] string.'''
 
*'''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''

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