Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Research Hints

Need to do research for school or fun. Google isn't the only option. You can even do it from home with your library card number. Go to the library web page--www.biblio.org/newmilford. In the left hand column, find Online Databases Look at all of the exciting options. Need specific articles, go to Ebsco MasterFILE Premier. Type in your library card number. Type in your search term and you are off and running.

What is Boolean Search?
Boolean searches allow you to combine words and phrases using the words AND, OR, NOT and NEAR (otherwise known as Boolean operators) to limit, widen, or define your search. Most Internet search engines and Web directories default to these Boolean search parameters anyway, but a good Web searcher should know how to use basic Boolean operators.

You can limit your search to Full Text.
You can search for particular publications by putting the name of the publication and the date.

Questions? More Detail? Call the library or email the library. Enjoy your Googleless Search.

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