How can I make my searches quicker and more effective?

Follow the procedure set out in this guide to get the most of the Library search engine. Here are some tips to improve your searches:

  • Bear in mind the search engine’s filters and the advanced search tool, with which you can define search terms using the Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT.

  • Use inverted commas before and after a term and the exact results will be provided. So, if you enter “history teaching” in the search box, you will obtain results such as Teaching History.
  • Use the asterisk as a wildcard. For example, if you enter “subject: librar*”, you will recover all the documents that contain library, libraries or librarians as subjects.