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CNX 211: The Life (and Death?) of Public Education in America

Search Statement Techniques

Search statement techniques for searching in library databases:‚Äč

  • Use "quotation marks" to have multiple words searched together as a phrase:
    • "high school"
    • "mental health"
    • "achievement gap"
    • "special education"
  • Use an * to search for variant forms of a word:
    • parent* = parent, parents, parental, parenting, parented
    • disciplin* = discipline, disciplinary, disciplinarian, disciplined
  • Use the word AND (in capital letters) to combine different topics/concepts:
    • "mental health" AND "elementary school"
    • parent* AND "achievement gap" AND "high school"

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Interlibrary Loan/ILL: Articles and Books

To request articles or books/book chapters or other materials not available at F&M, use Interlibrary Loan/ILL