An Online Tutorial Taking You Through the Steps of the Library Research Process Narrowing Searches

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Tutorial Contents:
  1. Library Map & Virtual Tour
  2. Avoiding Impulse Buys
  3. Size & Shape of Information
  4. Most Bang for Your Buck
  5. Trying it on for Size
  6. Don't Shoplift!

One of the main problems students today face when conducting research is information overload.  There is such a plethora of information resources available, it is easy to become overwhelmed. 

It will often be necessary to narrow down the results you get into a manageable number of relevant sources to select from.

There are several different techniques you can use when searching online databases that will help to focus your search results. These include:

bulletBoolean AND
bulletBoolean NOT
bulletLimiting
bulletUsing Narrower Search Terms
bulletPhrase Searching

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