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Library research skills

Connecting keywords

You need to connect your key concepts together to search

Use AND to connect different concepts. This will search results containing all of these words:

working hours AND family

Use OR to connect similar terms. This will search for results containing one or more of these words:

family OR parents

("working hours" OR "hours of work") AND (family OR parents)

Tips:

Use quotations marks "..." around phrases to keep words together exactly. For example "South Australia" or "family life"

Use truncation* to find the plural and other forms of a word

Add brackets () to group similar keywords together. For example ("South Australia" OR SA)

Use the filters under 'Refine my results' to find exactly what you need:

  • Narrow by Resource Type: Books or Articles or Videos
  • Find scholarly journal articles by selecting Show Only > Peer-reviewed Journals
  • Narrow your search by a Publication Date range

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Connect your keywords