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ENG 102 Rozelle : Construct your search

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Construct your library search for success

Best Bet! Construct your library search for success

  • Think of your topic as two or three concepts.  
  • Use different keywords for each topic 
  • Use Advanced Search in the library databases
  • Enter your search terms for each concept in each box and separate each term with  AND

EXAMPLE:  dorms need more washers/dryers
Why do they need more washers and dryers?  Maybe because it is better for to have clean clothes and not spread germs?


Students will be more satisfied with dorm living when the washers and dryers are convenient and work well. 


Dormitories  Washer and Dryers  Student Satisfaction 
Dormitories  Laundry equipment  Student Satisfaction 
Campus living  Washing Machines Student Needs
Student living    Student College Relationship
(Use in the ERIC (EbscoHost library database)


Sample Searches

Sample Search in ERIC (EbscoHOst) a library database 

Sample Search in the Discovery System