The basics of information retrieval
We have gathered the most important things you need to know about searching and managing information sources.
If you need help with your informations seeking, please don´t hesitate to contact the reference desk in the library!
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Animated movie about searching for scientific information (from NSCU Libraries, 2.08 min).
AND - you will get references wich contains both of your search terms
OR - you will get references wich contain one of or both of your search terms
NOT - You will get references without your search term
You can make use of a character (usually *), to capture various endings of a word. For example media* gives you hits that contain the words media, mediated, mediator etc.
If you want to search for a term that consists of several words, it is important to make use of quotes. "Qualitative Methods" provides you with matches where the words qualitative and method are standing next to each other in the text.
Formulate your question as precisely as possible