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EDH 491/492 Honors Education Research: Advanced Searching

Learning to utilized Advanced Search options will go a long way to efficiently locating the resources you need. 

Refining

Other Search Options

Truncation searches for all forms of a word.

  • In most databases, the truncation symbol is the asterisk *.  Check the help menu to confirm. 

  • Educat* in a search box will bring up results with all words having the root “educat,” such as education, educational, and educators.

Quotation Marks search for phrases.  Entering “special education” in the search box will force the search to look for the phrase instead of separating the words.

Putting it together

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