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Basic Keyword Search Techniques

Keyword searching is used by internet search engines, databases, and the library catalog, although there are some differences in how such searches function. Keep in mind that the search will find matches for specific terms, not concepts. 

They are literally literal!

Check out the menu buttons under Search Strategies for some basic search functionalities common to library resource keyword searching.