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ABSTRACTS DATABASE ONLINE TUTORIAL

Refine Your Search

Too many hits?

  • Don't use the General Search box. Refine your search using keywords in the title or author field whenever possible. Remember: The Database has more than 220,000 documents to search.
  • Limit the search by date. The Database covers literature dating back to the 1960s and earlier.
  • Use more specific keywords. Words such as "crime" or "police" will retrieve too many results.
  • Choose an ALL or PHRASE search instead of an ANY search.

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Not enough hits?

  • Use fewer terms. Too many terms can restrict a search.
  • Choose an ANY search instead of an ALL or PHRASE search.
  • Change one of the search terms to a broader keyword. For example, replace "juvenile gangs" with "gangs."
  • Use synonyms or related words with an ANY search.
  • Use the "wildcard," include the plural forms of words by typing an asterisk (*) after the search term(s). For example, "prison*" will find "prison," "prisons," "prisoners," and other words with the root word "prison.”
  • Look for misspellings in the search terms.

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