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Engl 2120: World Literature (Kettnich)

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  1. Put quotation marks around multiple-word entities:
    "beauty and the beast"  "fairy tale"

  2. Truncate a term by using the wildcard symbol (asterisk) when appropriate: 
    adapt* will find adapt, adaptation(s), adapted, adapting, adaptive, adapts

  3. Use synonyms, placing them in the same search box, separated by an all-capitals OR. A thesaurus can help you identify synonyms:
    film* OR cinema OR "motion picture*"

  4. Start by searching a specific topic, but be willing to make the search more general if you get no or too few results. When searching an article database, put the terms in separate boxes; if there is only one search box, consult the database's Help feature for instructions:
    • specific:  "lady macbeth" (murder* OR homicid*) macbeth
    • more general:  women (murder* OR homicid*) macbeth
    • even more general:  women (murder* OR homicid*) shakespeare

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