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Basic Search Techniques

Get started with your research for class projects and research papers.

Filtering and Limiting Search Results

  • On the results page, pay attention to the total number of results
  • If you have many results (for example, ~10,000 or more), you can remove the kinds of results that don't match your search using the options on the left panel of the screen
    • Use the Source Type field to show only certain kinds of materials, such as Academic/Scholarly articles or Trade Journal articles
    • Use the Publication Date to limit to a specific date range, such as only articles published within the last five years