Business & Management

Find resources for business and management

Top 10 Search Tips

TOP 10 SEARCH TIPS

  1. Ask a librarian!

  2. Use search filters on the search results page

    1. Date

    2. Source Format – book, journal, video

    3. Source Type – Academic Journals, Magazines, Newspapers

    4. Subject

  3. Identify your topic’s key concepts and their synonyms

  4. Use the FullTextFinder icon on search results page to search for full-text

  5. Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to get full-text journal articles, books and book chapters.

  6. Check bibliographies for additional relevant sources

  7. Check “cited by” links on search results page.

  8. Check “related articles” links on search results page.

  9. Use Google search features to focus on one website type (e.g. .edu, .gov, .org, .au).

    1. Examples:

      1. Community garden site:.gov

      2. Fauna site:.nz

  10. Ask a librarian!

Advanced Search Tips

Use these search terms to narrow or broaden your search:

 

Term

Example

Result

AND

media AND bias

Narrows the search to entries containing both terms.

OR

beer OR wine

Broadens the search to entries containing either term.

NOT

bat NOT baseball

Excludes entries containing the second term.

“ ”

social work

Retrieves results containing the exact phrase in quotes.

?

globali?ation

Wildcard: Retrieves both globalization and globalisation.

*

doctor*

Truncation: Retrieves doctor, doctors, doctored.