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Information Skills

Videos and online tutorials to support and develop information skills.

Wildcards, Truncation and Phrases

When entering keywords into MultiSearch or the library's databases, use these three tricks to help you get the best results:

  • Inserting Wildcards (?, #) to search for alternate spelling of words
  • Working with truncation (*) to search for variations of keywords
  • Searching for phrases using quotation marks.

In this tutorial, you will learn when and how to use these keyword search tools to bring back better search results.