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REST 325: Race & Criminal Justice Policy (Tilton): Find Books, Articles & More

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Search Tips and Strategies

1. Generate a set of terms related to your topic.  These will be the keywords with which you begin searching.

Key Concept/Person/Event Synonym (Related Term) Synonym (Related Term)
children juveniles youth
education elementary school charter school
geography neighborhood

urban OR

suburban OR

rural

gender

feminine/femininity OR

masculine/masculinity

sex role

 

Search Strategies for Online Content in Primo

Searching in Primo, limit "Show only" to "Available online" in the left-hand column for refining results

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After limiting to "Available online," your results should all be electronically available. You will be prompted to login with your myRedlands credentials. 

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Putting Search Terms Together

Boolean Operators: AND, OR, NOT and Other Symbols for More Effective Searching

gender AND (child* OR youth)=Using the AND operator narrows your search to only results that mention both keywords.  Use the OR operator to search for variants or synonyms of the same keyword.  The asterisk (*) is a wildcard symbol that is used to catch variant endings of a word (individuality, individualism, as well as individual).

“public housing” AND childhood=Use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase.