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HU 3900: Inquiry Seminar - Urban History - Prof. Constance Clark: WPI Library Search

WPI Library Search

WPI Library Search (the main search box on the library homepage) searches across most of the library's resources at once and can be used to find books, articles, and more. Enter your keywords to get started. Then use the tips below to refine your search results. 

Search Tips for WPI Library Search: 

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

cats OR kittens

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.

*

feminis*

Truncation: Retrieves feminism, feminist, feminists, etc. 

 

After you search, refine your search results using the filters on the left​. Filter by availability, resource type, publication date, and more. ​

Screenshot of the search filters in the WPI Library Search

WPI Library Search Video

Run Time: 1:03

Key Student Learning Competencies:

  • Gordon Library Homepage (0:15)
  • Search Overview (0:30)
  • Filters (0:45)

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