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MUSC 108: Music and the Marketplace (Tarr)

Citing Sources

It is important to give credit when you summarize, paraphrase, or quote other scholars in your papers by including appropriate citation in your paper. The library has a guide that can help you accurately cite your resources. You can locate it on the library homepage by clicking the "Citing Sources" link, or you can click on the link below..

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Boolean Operators

Boolean operators are words or symbols that are used in conjunction with words to refine searches. 

Here are six helpful ones to use: 

AND - narrows 

Ex: ADHD and boys (this narrows down our results to only include ADHD and boys) 

NOT - excludes

Ex: ADHD not boys (this narrows down our results to include things about ADHD excluding those that mention boys) 

OR - expands

Ex: boys or males or guy (this expands our our search to search for multiple possible terms) 

* - expands 

Ex: rac*  (using the asterisk in replace of an ending on a word will expand your search to include results that have any ending on the base word. This example would search race, racism, racquetball, etc.)

" " - exact phrase

Ex: "executive functioning" (this pulls up results that are stated in the item exactly as written) 

( ) - confines

Ex: (ADHD or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) AND (boys or guys or males)     - (this will instruct the database or search engine on what parts go together in your search phrase