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Article Search Tips: Limiting Searches

This guide provides tips that can be used when searching for articles in databases; including how to locate the full text of articles.

Limiting & Expanding

Most databases allow you to limit your search either before you search or after you search.

This will help you control the number of records retrieved as well as focus in on what you are looking for.

Look for sections such as limit your results, limit to, etc. and select from the provided choices:

limit search results   limit to choices  advanced search

  search in choicesmore search options   refine search results additional search options


Limit choices

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