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MUSC 1151: Music of the World's Cultures


Search Tips!

 Use these search tips in any catalog or database.

 

Using AND

Use AND in your search to:

  • Narrow down your results
  • Find sources that have ALL of your search terms

Example:  folk music AND Irish

The green space represents the results for this search.

    

Using OR

Use OR in your search to:

  • Connect 2 or more similar terms (synonyms)
  • Broaden your results (so that your results an have either term)

Example:  Irish OR Ireland

The green space represents the results for this search.

    

Quick Tricks

*  Add this symbol onto the root of a word to find results that use all variations of that word.

 

Example:  music* = music, musical, musician, musicians

 

"..."  Place quotation marks around search terms or a search phrase to seach for that exact phrase.

 

Example: "talking drum"

 

(   )  Use parentheses to nest similar terms or to ensure the database will search your terms in the correct order.

 

Example:  music AND (Irish OR Ireland)

 

Using NOT

Use NOT in your search to:

  • Exclude a word from your search
  • Narrow down your results, telling the system not to include any results with that term

Example:  folk music NOT American