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Educational Leadership

Librarian suggested resources for graduate students and faculty in education (educational leadership - school administration - educational studies).

Connectors

AND  narrows search

copyright act AND fair use                                      

OR broadens search

 copyright act OR fair use OR Teach Act                        

Grouping terms with Connectors
     
Sophisticated users of Connectors (Boolean Operators) may combine multiple terms and Connectors by the strategic use of parentheses to GROUP terms.

fair use AND (higher education OR colleges OR universities)      

Truncation or Wild Cards

Truncation symbols vary by databaseHowever, most use the asterisk *.  For complete information about using truncation or wildcards in a particular database, click on Help in that database and find Truncation or Wildcards.

Examples:   

EBSCOhost - Academic Search Complete, Catholic Periodical and Literature Index, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, ERIC, Education Source, Social Works Abstracts, and more

* for single or multiple letters

     budget* yields

budget

budgets

budgeted

budgeting

Lexis Nexis Academic

!   for multiple letters    

copyright! yields

copyrights

copyrightable

copyrighted

copyrighting

*  for one letter - may be used multiple times

psych****ist yields

psychologist

psychiatrist

Ovid - PsycINFO, MEDLINE, LWW Total Access Collection, and Journals @ Ovid.

$ or * at end of word for 1 or more letters

health$ yields

health

healthy

healthful

*n (where n is some number) at end of word - computer*7 yields computerization

# inside of word replaces 1 letter - wom#n yields woman along with women

Other Search Tips

1.  Combine ideas to get a search statement

Example:   (copyright or copyright act) and fair use

2.  Revise a search 

Follow directions provided on Search Screen of each database.