1) Use keywords instead of long sentences
Search with question/statement: How is artificial intelligence used to show sponsored ads in Facebook
>> Returns very few, highly irrelevant results.
Instead, search 2 - 3 concepts at a time derived from your research question:
2) Put search terms into the Advanced Search
Using the Advanced Search will allow you to build a stronger search query. The advanced search can be found below the main search box on the Library homepage:
3) Search Essentials
Use Boolean Operators to separate terms and add relevant ones.
Example: child* returns results for child, childs, children, children, childhood,
Example: colo*r returns color or colour
4) Search Limiters (left side menu)
Use Search Limiters to further narrow your search by date, format, and other aspects of a publication. Search limiters are located along the left side of the search window.
Others to consider:
5) OneSearch tools make your life easier
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) supports the academic research of Eckerd College students, faculty, and staff by obtaining books, chapters, articles, and electronic resources from other libraries. ILL also shares Eckerd's collection with other libraries around the country.
Login to your ILL account with your current Eckerd College username and password to view and submit requests, request renewals, update your contact information, and more.
Pro Tip: Enable text message alerts under the Communication Preference tab, and we'll text you when your book or article is ready for pickup. Faculty may choose delivery of print books to your collegium mailbox; simply choose the correct collegium in the dropdown menu for Pickup Location.