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FRENCH 211: Exploring Paris (Spring 2021) : Database Search Strategies

This guide is designed for students of FRENCH 211 to help them with their library research.

Database Search Strategies

For written directions, see: Database Search Strategies

Searching Within Databases

For written directions, see: Searching Within Databases

Search Tips

  • Use AND to combine different words to find all those words, in any order
    • Balzac AND Paris
  • Use OR to combine similar words or synonyms
    • culture OR civilization
  • Use quotation marks (" ") to search words as a phrase
    • "Latin Quarter"
  • Use an asterisk (*) to find varied endings of words and singular and plural forms.
    • Paris* to find Paris, Parisian, or Parisienne
  • Look at Subjects to find additional keywords and use them to find relevant and specific results.