About Advanced Searching Techniques

Have you ever done a search in a database and come up with either too few or way too many results? 

This is very common. Databases hold hundreds or thousands of items and it can be hard to know how to search effectively. There are searching techniques that you can use to search more strategically and find more relevant results. Use this guide to learn these techniques and save yourself time while doing your research! You will find tips on Boolean, wildcard, truncation, and proximity searches that will aid in finding more relevant results.