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GENS 176: Living a good life (Jenkins): Finding Books and Articles

Search Strategies

For both Sherlock and any of the databases you might search, there are ways you can construct your searches to get more specific results:

  • social AND media  --  Use AND to connect words that must appear in a document.
  • self OR identity  --  Use OR if only one word must appear in a document.
  • silk stockings NOT play -- Use NOT to exclude words or terms from a search
  • individual*  -- Use an asterisk to truncate a word and allow for different endings. For example, individual, individuals, individuality, etc.
  • "social media" -- Use quotation marks to enclose a phrase or words that must appear together in a document.

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