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)|
|education||elementary school||charter school|
Searching in Primo, limit "Show only" to "Available online" in the left-hand column for refining results
After limiting to "Available online," your results should all be electronically available. You will be prompted to login with your myRedlands credentials.
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.