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Beginning this summer and throughout the fall semester, we are working to upgrade the research experience by making ongoing improvements to our Research Guides.
You may encounter changes in the look and feel of the Research Guides website along with structural changes to our existing guides.
If you have any questions or concerns about this process
please let us know
OneSearch covers all subject areas and includes numerous resources in many formats. Library resources may also be found by searching these links:
Creating a Search Strategy
The research process is much easier if you follow a few simple steps. Print out the example and blank form from the links below.
Need help finding synonyms? Check http://thesaurus.com.
Narrow your Search using these Terms
Using Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT), to further limit ideas, concepts and topics. Use one or more of the following with your topic to narrow down an aspect of your topic.
Remember to use "quotation marks" around phrases to search for words as phrases.
- crimes against
- health aspects
- laws or regulations
- political aspects
- psychological aspects
- public opinion
- religious aspects
- social policy
- statistical data
General Search Tips
Be specific for best results, e.g., photography during the civil war, not just civil war.
Refining your search:
After entering a search, use the facets on the left to narrow the results
target only peer-reviewed articles
show only items with Full Text available online
include/exclude newspaper articles, books, journal articles, and more
limit your results by date, language, format or subject
Expanding your search
Mark the facet on the left labeled "Add results beyond your library's collection" to search more places and include items not found in FAU Libraries. For items not available in the FAU Libraries collections, click on the title and scroll down to "Request document through ILLiad" to place an interlibrary loan request for the item (Pre-registration required to use this service).
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