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General Library Research Tutorial

Fundamental concepts and vocabulary used in library and information research.

H. Field-Specific Searching

Field-Specific Searching 

A good technique for focusing a database search is to limit your search to a specific field. Do a field-specific search when you are looking for:

  • articles in a particular journal
  • items published in a particular year or years
  • particular keywords in the title
  • items written in English only


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