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

Library information and resources for CHEM 142

Advanced Search Tip #1

Use the word or (a Boolean operator) to find one or more related focus words. Always put parentheses around a set of words connected with or.  For example:

(argument* or opinion* or opposition)
(liberal* or left-wing or democrat*)

screenshot using parenthesis around the terms with or: (argument* or opposition)

Advanced Search Tip #2

If you aren't getting very many results, change the default search for the focus word  from "Select a Field" to "TX All Text," as shown in the following example:

change the search field for the focus word from "Select a Field" to "TX All Text"

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