This page will provide you with some tips and tricks to make your research a breeze! If you still can't find what you need, please don't hesitate to contact the library! You can find our contact information and more on the Get Help page.
General Research Strategies:
Remember that keyword searches make your search larger! Using the limiter features in DragonQuest can be a huge help. You can find these on the left side of your search results.
Advanced Search features allow you to use Boolean operators to adjust your search settings
Boolean searching allows you to include or exclude specific terms from your search to help you more easily locate materials. This is done by using the Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT. These dropdowns are available at the top of your search results. A brief explanation of each Boolean operator:
Using a series of dropdown menus, you can also select which specific fields of an item’s record that you want to search, such as title or author.
Research on the Web
When browsing the web for information, consider the following search strategies:
Try these guides as you're working through your research in this class:
If you'd like additional guidance on using Academic Writer, we recommend the following tutorial: