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How can I narrow a search to get more relevant search results?

Last Updated: May 03, 2011  |  100 Views

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To narrow a search you have several options. You can include additional or more specific keywords in your search that will help you hone in on your topic. For example, instead of searching for "videogames," you could search for "videogames and violence and teenagers." Another option would be to limit your search by publication date or type. Different databases and library catalogs will give you different options for limiting your searches. Please keep in mind that this is something you'll want to do when your searches are getting many results. If you aren't getting very many results, you'll need to broaden your search.

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