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Gender and Technology: Using QuickSearch

This research guide is for the students in Gender and Technology course.



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QuickSearch Tutorials

The QuickSearch is the search engine that searches across resources owned and subscribed by the libraries. We created the following video tutorials on how to use QuickSearch.

-Getting Started with QuickSearch  (video: 4:39 min.) 

-Saving Searches and Results (video: 1:55 mi.) 

-Accessing your Library Account (video: 1:02 min.)


Using truncation is a good way to broadening your search. The majority of databases the truncation symbol is asteric (*). The truncation symbol directs the database to search for all words that contain the root with variations of the ending.


  • Mother* retrieves Mothers, Motherhood, Mothering
  • Tech* retrieves Technology, Technical, Technologist

Specific Databases

Instead of QuickSearch, you can also search specific databases. The following databases are recommended for topics on gender and technology. Click here for a complete list of individual subscription databases.

CQ Researcher

Academic Search Premier  

Communications & Mass Media Complete

Gender Watch 


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