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Sussex Library Search Skills Guide

Search commands

Search phrases in quote marks

If you have two or more words that you want to find next to one another, search for them as a complete phrase by placing them in double quotation marks. 


Search multiple versions of the same word at once 

Truncation searching, is the act of shortening a word and searching it with the truncation symbol (the asterisk*), to broaden your search to search multiple versions of the word at once.