Lesson 5



Limiting the Search

Executing a search results in a list of short citations that look something like this:

Picture of result list.

To see the expanded citation for each title, which may include an abstract, click on the title of the article.

This list of results may meet your information need exactly, or it may still need refining. If you did not get enough results, return to the search screen and add additional search term(s) to your search string using the Boolean operator "or". If you got too many results try either or both of these options:

Option 1: Return to the search screen and add additional search term(s) to your search string using the Boolean operator "and".

Option 2: Click on the limit button to limit the search by date, language, record type, and/or format.

Examples of limit buttons:

or or Picture of limit button. or Picture of limit button.

There are many ways a search may be limited. Not all options are available in every database. Other options in addition to the ones listed above may be available in some databases. Some databases allow these limits to be made in the Advanced Search mode.

Example of a limit screen:

Picture of limit 
screen.

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