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WRT 101 - Desert Vista - Controversial Issues - Burns: Search Strategy Using the Databases
For example, if you are interested in finding out about how sanctuary cities help immigrants, phrase your question: "How do sanctuary cities protect immigrants?
Identify the Keywords in your question. Here they aresanctuary cities, protect* and immigrants.
Too Much Information?
If you are finding too many sources, narrow your topic by using the "and" operator.
For example: "sanctuary cities" and immigrants and protect*
Too Little Information?
You may need to broaden your topic or perhaps select a different one. Broaden your topic by linking similar words with the "or" operator.
Try doing an advanced search. The drop down boxes on the far right enable one to search by Keyword, AllText, Title, Author, Subject, and a variety of other fields. Each database may vary. The drop down boxes on the far left allow one to search with "AND", "OR" or "NOT".
Special Search Strategy
The asterisk * is a common symbol used to represent any number of letters at the ends of words
Helps find singulars, plurals, and variant endings of words