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Writing Tutors @ Polytechnic campus: Getting Started

This guide has been written to supplement the instruction session.

Frequently Used Library Guides

Basic Research

Basic search techniques can be as simple as a Google search or as complicated as the Boolean in algebra. For the detailed searching techniques, use the Searching Techniques tab.

Some of the basic searches are

" " around a word phrase -- "solar energy"

AND means the article has to talk about both,  AND makes search results smaller -- cats AND dogs

OR means the article can talk about either one. OR makes searches bigger -- cats OR dogs

SU in most databases means this has to be a subject term -- SU (cats OR dogs)  has to be in the subject terms list.

TI means the word has to be in the title of the article -- TI (cats OR dogs) has to be in the title of the article.

Basic Article Databases

If you don't know where to start, these databases work for most classes on the Polytechnic campus:

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