Most (but not all) electronic databases will allow you to choose other options or limits for your search.
You may limit your search in the following ways:
Limit to articles that are peer reviewed.
Limit to articles that are available full-text.
Limit to only those journals Stetson owns.
Limit by date range.
Limit to articles in one magazine.
On the search screen, look for a box to check next to phrases like:
Look for a line where you can limit the date published, indicate a date range, or type in the name of a specific journal title.
Truncation and WildcardsAlmost all databases allow use of a truncation symbol and/or a wildcard symbols. Sometimes one symbol is used for truncation and another symbol as a wildcard.
Truncation most often means a symbol added to the right-hand side of the stem of a word which then allows for retrieval of all endings on that word.
The Library Catalog uses the dollar sign ($) as the truncation symbol. Example: econo? (finds economics, economical, econometrics, etc.) or colon$ finds colon, colons, colonial, colonization, colonel, etc.). Most databases, however, use the asterisk* as the truncation symbol.
Wildcards are most often used within a word to allow for variant spelling. Example: wom*n finds woman or women.
What symbols are used and how they are used varies from database to database. Read the Help screens of a database to find what symbol that database uses and how it is used. Common truncation and wildcard symbols are #, *, $, and ?.
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