Database - Search Hints
Try these tricks!
- Root of a word + ? to search for the same word with different endings:
- All you have to do is type in the root of the word you'd like to search with a ? at the end. Example: "castrat?" to get results for "castrate", "castrated", "castration", etc.
- Use quotes for an exact phrase!
- Helpful when searching for articles on a book with a long title. Example: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
- Great for characters with two names. Example: "John Proctor"
- Don't forget the benefits of Advanced Search - specifying multiple keywords can help you narrow down results.
- Remember to try out different keywords - there's more than one way to refer to an idea...
Resources to Use - Databases
For Facts on File - Bloom's Literary Reference Online, the password and user ID are the same (use the six-letter abbreviation for the school).
For Gale's Literature Resource Center, the number required is Good Counsel's street number on Old Vic Blvd.
For JSTOR, the Username is GCStudent1 and the hint for the password is to input the six-letter abbreviation for the school (don't use caps!).
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