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MKT 500: Marketing Management - Prof. Kasouf: Search Tips

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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
      2. Fauna
  10. Ask a librarian!

Advanced Search Tips

Use these search terms to narrow or broaden your search:





media AND bias

Narrows the search to entries containing both terms.


beer OR wine

Broadens the search to entries containing either term.


bat NOT baseball

Excludes entries containing the second term.

“ ”

“social work”

Retrieves results containing the exact phrase in quotes.



Wildcard: Retrieves both globalization and globalisation.



Truncation: Retrieves doctor, doctors, doctored.