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Information Skills

Videos and online tutorials to support and develop information skills.

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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. 

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