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English 201 Research in the Disciplines: Limiting Search Results


Once you have selected appropriate databases to conduct your research, the number of results retrieved for a given search may be overwhelming.

This page highlights how to select appropriate search terms and narrow your results.

  • Watch the video, "Refining Search Results."
  • Review "Understanding Boolean Searching."
  • Test Yourself by completing the quiz.

Understanding Boolean Searching

Test Yourself


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