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General Tips for OneSearch
Or search in the Catalog, Databases or e-Journal list.
1. Use descriptive, specific search terms for best results.
The search terms "photography during the Civil War" will find results on a specific aspect of the Civil War while "Civil War" will provide many articles about the Civil War.
2. Use "Refine Results" to narrow results.
- Limit To: limit results to peer-review or full text.
- Publication Date: limit results to a certain date range.
- Source Types: limit results to newspaper articles, journal articles, books, or other types of materials.
- Subject: choose articles that focus on a particular discipline or subject area.
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Use OneSearch to find books, journal articles, newspapers, streaming video, and more in the FAU library. For more information, see the following videos:
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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.
- crimes against
- health aspects
- (laws or regulations)
- political aspects
- psychological aspects
- public opinion
- religious aspects
- social policy
- statistical data
Remember to use "quotation marks" around phrases to search for words as phrases.