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We can provide you with personalized guidance to help you find the right information for your academic activity.

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#InfoSkillsUOC webinar: Identify and select sources of information

You will learn to identify search topics, establish strategies to locate content, and examine and select sources of information.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

All the contents you need can be found in a single search box. Follow the steps below to get the most out of the 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 librarylibraries or librarians as subjects.

In any language. However, bear in mind that most scientific and academic publications are written or indexed in English. Consequently, you may retrieve many more results if you perform the search in English.

You also have the Language filter to delimit your results.