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KU Library: How to search for books and ebooks
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- Tips on using the SearchEverything Box:
- To search, you can use Boolean operators capitalized such as AND, OR and NOT. Example: Title of Article AND Author Name
- It is best not to use punctuation in the SearchEverything Box such as colons, semicolons and commas
- You can use the wildcards ? or * but not as the first character of the search term or in a phrase search. Example: To find Olsen or Olson search for Ols?n. To find one or more characters within or at the end of a word use an *. Example: Ch*ter or Temp*
- Proximity searches limit result sets to terms within a specified number of words from each other. Example: "cornering force"~5 finds cornering and force within 5 words of one another
- On the left, under "Refine Your Search" you can limit to "Scholarly and Peer-Review" to find academic articles. You can also refine your results by content type and date.
KU Library: How to search for Peer-Reviewed Articles