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English 3140: Technical Writing (Beck): Intro

Class Presentation 9/29/2017

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Keyword Search Tips

Keyword searching (generally) works best for finding articles on a topic

If you get too many results, try limiting to a particular subject - usually there is a list of subject links on one side of the screen. 

    The same tricks to help you find books in the catalog, will help you find articles

      • connect synonyms with the word or to get more results

         (co-digestion  or codigestion)

        • combine keywords or phrases with the word and to help limit and focus your results:

         leachate and recirculation

        • put quotes around phrases "methane yield"
        • truncate terms to get all possible endings

        produc*  (finds produce, produces, product, production, etc.)

        Put it all together:

        (co-digestion or codigestion) and produc* and biogas and "methane yield"

        • if your first search isn't great, revise it until you get what you want!

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