Creating good search statements will help speed up your research and retrieve the best results while hopefully minimizing the number of irrelevant results. The strategies mentioned on this page - using keywords, boolean operators, truncation and phrases - are not absolutely required for all search engines but they can make any search engine, even Google, work better for you.
|Library Catalog (WYLDCAT)||EBSCOhost & WilsonWeb|
Finds everything with the words
teen, teens, or teenagers
|Phrase||Use single quotes: 'teen suicide'||Use quotes: "teen suicide"|
Example: What is the relationship between
advertisements and teenagers' self image?
television AND violence
Boolean example courtesy of Crystal Stratton
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