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Type any term, such as psychology or modeling. Remember, keyword searching only looks for your term. There’s no guarantee the results will be about your term.
Type any known words from the title. Avoid articles like a or the.
Use Last name, First name or First name Last name order.
To Northwestern Oklahoma State University Library Services to discover items held at NWOSU.
By Format (book, article, etc.) to get materials of a particular type.
Select the Advanced Search option to refine your search or use the options in left sidebar after you have begun your search.
Use quotes around phrases like "social media" or "college athletes".
A search for books will include both print books and eBooks, but can be limited to either format.
Use the Boolean operators and, or, and not.
Soviet and Russian
"Soviet Union" or Russia
Mexico not New
Note: Some databases and search engines require that Boolean operators be typed in all caps to distinguish them from search terms.
To truncate a search term, enter a minimum of the first three letters followed by a question mark (?) or an asterisk (*).
Example: child* or infant*
Use parentheses to create more precise searches.
Example: (games or toys) and (child* or infant*)