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How to Use FIND IT!: Refining Results

About FIND IT!, D'Amour Library's resource discovery system.

 What to Do if You Have...

Too many results?

Search Results: 11,319

You'll want to refine your search by adding keywords or using limiters. 

  • Is there an essential keyword you could add?
  • Are you looking for a certain type of resource?
  • Does the information need to be current?

Not enough results?

Search Results: 2

You'll want to consider what's keeping the database from finding information. 

  • Is your topic too specific?
  • Did you misspell something?
  • Are there better keywords you could use instead? 

 How to Get Help

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 Refining Results in FIND IT!

You can use the left sidebar to add specifications to your search. You are able to narrow your search by:

  • Full text only
  • Date of publication
  • Resource type
  • Subject 

...and more.

screenshot of a search with refiners: Available in Library Collection, Published from 2005-2015, subject: college students, stress management, test anxiety, learning, educational psychology, academic achievement

This search was limited by date and subject.

 Are You Looking for a Specific Type of Resource?

Because FIND IT! searches through many library resources simultaneously, your results may include types of information you aren't interested in using for your research. 

Screenshot of limiting by resource type

You can limit your search by the specific source type(s) you're looking for. 

Just look for the Limit by Resource Type box in the left sidebar, click Show More, and select the source types you need.

You can look for reviews, trade articles, videos, and much more.

Screenshot of location of Catalog Only limiter in FIND IT!

Looking for physical items to browse or check out from the library such as books, DVDs, or CDs? 

Simply check the Catalog Only option.

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