Basic Search Tips
Melissa Gajarsa, Last modified by Melissa Gajarsa December 29 2017 11:29 AM
The Search box is located at the top center of each page just below the database title.
You can search using keywords or a specific phrase. Capitalization does not matter.
Results are sorted into six tabs: Articles, Primary Sources, Images, Videos, Timelines and News. Search results are returned sorted by relevance for Articles, Primary Sources, Images and Videos. News and Timeline results are returned in chronological order, with the most recent articles listed first.
Your database supports boolean searching.
Boolean operators—AND, OR, NOT—can be added to search terms to refine results. The operator should be in capital letters. If no operator is added, the AND operator is used automatically.
Use double quotation marks to define an exact phrase or phrases. (If copying and pasting a phrase from a document, make sure the quotation marks are straight, not curly.)
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