Getting Started with your Search When searching for information think about they keywords or phrases that describe your topic. You can combine your keywords to enhance your search using connectors such as AND, OR for example "global warming" AND Australia "global warming" OR "climate change" Handy Hints: To search for phrases, use double quotes e.g. "global warming" To find variants of a word use the * symbol e.g. ethic* finds ethic, ethics, ethical etc. To find different spellings of a word use the ? symbol in place of a letter e.g. organi?ation finds organisation or organization To exclude words or phrases use NOT e.g. Java NOT Indonesia In the catalogue as well as many databases you can use the drop down menu next to the search box to search within specific fields such as title, author, keyword or subject term For further information have a look a the range of How to guides which provide a number of useful search strategies. More help is also available under refining your search. Have more questions? Submit a request 0 Comments Please sign in to leave a comment.