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How to Use FIND IT!: Searching

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

 Some Search Tips

Use quotation marks to search for a phrase.

  • "climate change"

Use * to match different word endings.

  • educat* will match:
    • education
    • educator
    • educated etc.

Search using keywords, not questions or sentences.

  • how have cell phones impacted traffic accidents since 2000?

vs.

  • cell phones AND traffic accidents

 Starting Your Search

Enter your search either on the library's homepage...  

FIND IT! search box example screenshot

...or within the FIND IT! database by choosing Advanced Search.

screenshot of a search for keywords "stress" and "academic performance" in the FIND IT! database

Searching within FIND IT! gives you more options to work with, and it provides search suggestions as you type.

 How to Get Help

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