Search Tips
How to Start a Search
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Focus/narrow your topic
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Pick out most important words
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Indian movies

India and movies...
Search Tips
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AND
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Narrows your search by
adding more requirements
India or Bollywood

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OR
Expands your search

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...
Search Tips
 Quotes
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

Use for phrases
“Indian cinema”

 Truncation



Use * to find word variants
Film* brings back...
Combine Search Operators
 Use


parentheses () to organize them:

(Movie* or film or cinema or “motion
pictures”) and (I...
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Search Tips for Pop Culture Class

  1. 1. Search Tips
  2. 2. How to Start a Search  Focus/narrow your topic   Pick out most important words   Indian movies India and movies Find synonyms for these words  Examples: Movie or film or cinema  India or Bollywood 
  3. 3. Search Tips  AND  Narrows your search by adding more requirements India or Bollywood   OR Expands your search    India or Bollywood NOT  Narrows your search  India not Bollywood
  4. 4. Search Tips  Quotes   Use for phrases “Indian cinema”  Truncation   Use * to find word variants Film* brings back film, films, or filmography
  5. 5. Combine Search Operators  Use  parentheses () to organize them: (Movie* or film or cinema or “motion pictures”) and (India or Bollywood)

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