Find more (broaden your results) with OR and wildcards:
algebra OR geometry (finds either term)
avoid* OR prevent* (finds avoid, avoiding, prevent, prevention, etc.)
Find less (narrow your results) with AND:
conservation AND wetlands (finds both terms)
Find less with NOT:
martin luther NOT king (excludes records that mention Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Sample search statement:
(math* achievement OR math* ability) AND gender
Limiters can help to improve the relevance and focus of results:
Finding Scholarly Articles on Your Topic
These tutorials include practice in Neumann Library web-based resources and self-quiz questions to help you check your understanding.
(1:55) Learn how to locate full text using Find It @ UHCL, interlibrary loan, or a known article citation.
(3:12) Distinguishes characteristics of scholarly articles/journals from those of popular articles/magazines. Peabody Library, Vanderbilt Univ.
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