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FYSM 1000 East Asian Comic Cultures: Get Started

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  • Author Search
  • Title Search
  • Keyword Search: A keyword search looks for words anywhere in the record (title, author, subject, abstract, etc). 

Keyword searches often yield too many or too many irrelevant results.

To create a precise search strategy

  • Use distinctive words, avoiding general concepts and insignificant words
  • Eliminate connecting words like "as a cause of" or "effect of"
  • Think about synonyms and alternatives
  • Use search limiters


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Apples AND Oranges


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Politic* - Politic, Politics, Political, Politician, Politicians



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Summer 2023: Major System Updates

You'll notice some changes as we work.
  • New Library Catalog: try it out and tell us what you think
  • Prospector will be unavailable from May 19 through Spring 2024. 

Full details on our library services platform migration project & timeline.