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Search Hacks: Refining Search Results

A quick guide for getting the most out of library search tools and academic databases

Filters / Limiters

You usually add filters or limit your search either before or after you get results.

Useful filters or limits include:

  • Full text
  • Peer reviewed
  • Date
  • Source type

screenshot of filters   limiters screenshot

Refining Search Results


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