(any of these might work for a paper about dogs, particularly pit bull terriers)
“ Spot the pit bull” by audreyjm529, http://www.flickr.com/photos/audreyjm529/201453689/ . Creative commons license.
Multiple Keywords: Using And/Or/Not (“Boolean Searching”)
Linking your words with these three words can gives you control over your search.
AND – When using this – you’re being very specific.
Or – If any of the words are available, then you’re interested! It doesn’t need all of them.
Not – leave things with ___ word out.
Boolean Searching Slide show creator: Abigail Colucci, University of Calgary Library, via SlideShare ( http://www.slideshare.net/AbbeyWrites/boolean-searching-3310937?from=share_email ) Use For And Narrowing your search & retrieving records containing all words Or Broaden your search to retrieve any of the words. Not Narrow search to retrieve records not containing term following it
Boolean Searching Original Slide: Abigail Colucci, University of Calgary Library, via SlideShare ( http://www.slideshare.net/AbbeyWrites/boolean-searching-3310937?from=share_email ) AND = All results with Dogs AND Cats OR = Results on Dogs OR Cats Not = Results on Dogs, but NOT Cats. DOGS CATS DOGS CATS DOGS CATS
2001 Subaru Outback by Edwizzle at http://www.flickr.com/photos/edgoodwin/2126344624/ (Creative Commons Permission)
A sample search screen: This is a search screen from and EBSCOHost database. The articles must have all three of the words above in them, because we’re using AND to link them. This might find fewer articles, because we’re being very specific.
A sample search screen: This search will find any article as long as they have at least one of the words listed. It doesn’t have to have all of them. This will find many articles.
A sample search screen: In this search – the article must contain the first 2 words, but it must NOT include the last one. (It must talk about both apples and oranges. But if it mentions grapes, then it won’t be included!)
Put the words “in quotes” to find that exact phrase!
“ Indiana Jones” “ LEGO Indiana Jones in Grass” by Rob Young, http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob-young/2809158854/ , Creative Commons License. Tom Jones at the House Of Blues, Anaheim, California. 10 March 2009, by Mykal Burns!, http://www.flickr.com/photos/mykalburns/3615857817/, Creative Commons license. Indiana Jones
Look for Limiting Options The Catalog… Other library databases… And even with web search engines like Google!