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cycle of researching information

 CORI: cycle of researching information

Search for Information: Search Techniques

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:
 Identify and apply different search techniques to narrow a search

Searching: Searching Techniques

Tips for Viewing and Using the Tutorials

How to view the tutorials

Click each item's “Access” button to open and view it in a new window. If you are off-campus, you will be taken to the CCAC login page to sign in.

Access tutorial button

How to navigate the tutorials

Tutorials will have navigation links across the top that you will use to advance through the pages. They will look similar to this:

After completing the tutorial, close the browser tab or window to return back to this page.

Access Tutorial: Search Techniques

Search Tips & Techniques

Advanced Searching

screen snips of advanced search options

Advanced Search provides options to search a known title, author, or journal. Also, limiters are available to provide focus to your search results. Limiters available can vary by database, but can include date, peer reviewed, type of article, or language. Learning to use these effectively will yield articles that are relevant to your information need.

image showing limiters

Using Limiters

If you enter some keywords, you can also use the limiters found on the Search Results page:

using limiters on search results page

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