Searches that work
Searches that work: key strategies for finding sources in Tripod
• Search in the right place - choose a research tool that highlights academic sources, such as Tripod or JSTOR
• Pick your keywords carefully - translate your ideas into terms you'd find in the books/articles you want to read
• When searching, syntax is everything - how you arrange your search terms will determine your results
• Filter your search results - keywords only get you so far - narrow your results using Date Published, Resource Type, and other filters
Understanding Search Syntax
What's included in this search?
(marriage OR "married people" OR spouses OR families) AND ("social classes" OR "class")
In comparison, what’s excluded from this search?
(marriage OR “married people”) AND (spouses OR families) AND (“social classes OR “class”)