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Tutorial: Creating an effective search strategy

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
  • Use meaningful keywords to find the best sources
  • Apply search strategies like AND and OR to connect keywords

Tutorial: Database search tips


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Improve your searches! This guide will help you be able to:

  • Apply search modifiers AND, OR, and NOT to your database searches
  • Recognize phrase searching and other advanced search techniques

Tutorial: Getting the most out of Google Scholar

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
  • Identify the differences between Google and Google Scholar
  • Understand how to access University of Minnesota Libraries-licensed materials through Google Scholar’s “Library Links”
  • Search more effectively using Google Scholar’s advanced features and settings

Getting Full Text

When using Library resources, the FindIt link is your connection to accessing the full text of articles if a PDF link is not already visible.

This short video will show you how to get to the articles you need for your research paper or other University of Minnesota assignments. Never pay for articles! If we don't have it online, request it and we will get it for you. Also view examples in our How to get to full text from on and off campus guide.


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