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ACCP: University Academy Research Guide

Off Campus Access

Off-campus access to most of the library's subscription databases is available on the databases page on the library's website. Alphabetical and subject lists of databases are available to help you find the one you need. More information about off-campus access.

Library Databases

Selecting and Choosing Keywords

Keyword Searching

When doing searches in databases, you should describe your topic using these operators:

Use the Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT) to improve your results

  • use AND to combine search terms: elementary AND "special education" to get results on elementary special education.
  • use OR to combine search terms:  elementary OR "special education" to get results on either elementary or special education.
  • use NOT to combine search terms:  elementary NOT "special education" to get results about elementary that excludes special education

Use truncation to improve your results

  • use quotation marks (") to indicate a phrase:  results on "special education" rather than special and education
  • use an asterisk (*) as a wild card: education* will give wider results, education, educational, educations, etc
  • use a question mark (?) to replace a single character:  wom?n will give you both woman and women.

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