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The simple search in UC Library Search allows you to search for items by all fields. To start searching, simply begin typing your search terms in the search box. Notice that as you type, options for searching will appear under the search box. More information about these options is available below.
Learn more about the different scopes you can search below. If you want to search a specific field (e.g. title, author), learn more about advanced search from the tab on the left.
Search scopes help you limit your search to specific sets of resources available in UC Library Search.
|Truncation - broadens your search to include various search endings and spellings||Asterisk: *||
child* will search child, children, childbirth, childbearing, childish, childless, childress
Note: this might retrieve words you weren't expecting
|Wildcard - takes the place of a letter in a search term||Question mark: ?||wom?n will search woman, women, womyn|
|Phrases - searches words in a particular order or for a particular known phrase||Quotation marks: ""||
"social justice" searches for the specific phrase
social justice will return results as if you've typed social AND justice, which means that other words could appear in between the words social and justice.
|Boolean Operators - connect search words together using different logic||
intersectionality AND feminism will return results that include both search terms (fewer results)
intersectionality OR feminism will return results that include either search term (more results)
intersectionality NOT feminism will return results that include intersectionality but no results that include feminism. Be careful when using NOT because it may remove more results than you realize.
When typing Boolean Operators, be sure to make them CAPITAL LETTERS.
|Grouping terms and applying precedence - combined a variety of terms and boolean operators in your search||Parentheses: ()||intersectionality AND (feminism OR womanism) will return results that include the term intersectionality and at least one of either feminism or womanism.|