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CHEM 142 - General Chemistry II - Annotated Bibliography Project: Basic Search Tips

Library information and resources for CHEM 142

Basic Search Tip #1

Use the truncating symbol -- an asterisk * -- to look for various word endings. For example:

controvers* -- Notice the * (asterisk, or shift + 8) replaces the y. It will look for all these variations:

The example demonstrates searching climate change and controvers*:

searching climate change and controvers*, using the * asterisk to truncate the word controversy

Basic Search Tip #2

Use quotation marks to keep two or more words together in a phrase. For example:

"climate change"
"global warming"
"arguments against"

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