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Research FAQs: Too Many Results

Answering Students' Most Asked Library Questions

Too Many Results

Here are some tips for NARROWING your search results:

  • Use more limiters in the tool bar. Limiters include items such as; publication date, peer-reviewed, scholarly, or full text.
  • It is better if you specify your search terms. Instead of  "civil war"  try "American civil war" or "Civil war, United States". Choose terms that better describe the topic.
  • Use Boolean searching techniques (Click Here) and scroll to "Search Cheats"