Frequently these sources can be found in reference

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Unformatted text preview: factual overview for a particular topic. Frequently these sources can be found in reference materials such as encyclopedias, guidebooks, handbooks, and so forth. Additional information: http://library.albany.edu/divs/usered/basics/primary.html http://library.uncw.edu/web/research/topic/identifysources.html http://www.lib.umd.edu/UES/primary-sources.html Prepared September 2, 2009 by Maag Library Youngstown State University Database Search Strategies for Biology Truncation – Method used to search variations on a word. Frequently used symbols are *, $ or ? Example: Automo* Searches for: automobile, automotive, automobiles Wildcard – Replaces a letter in a word by using a particular symbol; usually the symbol is “?” Example: Autom?t* Searches for: automate and automotive Boolean Operators – Search commands using the terms (“and,” “or,” “not”) to broaden or narrow a search. Examples: (1) Clinical trial* AND moral* (2) Clinical trial* AND moral* AND ethic* (3) Clinical trial* AND moral* OR ethic* (4) Clinical trial* AND moral* NOT ethic* Searches for: (1) includes both terms; (2) includes all 3 terms; (3) includes first term and either the f...
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