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CNX 283: Historical Fictions

Search Language Examples

Search statement language for searching in library databases:

  • Use "quotation marks" to have multiple words searched together as a phrase:
    • "malcolm x"
    • "nation of islam"
    • "civil rights movement"
    • "criminal justice"
    • "united states"
    • "black nationalism"
    • "black power movement"
    • "martin luther king" 
  • Use the word AND (in capital letters) to combine different topics/concepts:
    • "nation of islam" AND women
    • "criminal justice" AND 1940s
    • "criminal justice" AND "united states"
    • "black nationalism" AND "malcolm x"


Screencast: Search Statements (CNX 2xx)

While this Screencast was created for another CNX 2 course, all of
the strategies discussed are
relevant to any CNX 2 course!

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