Find information more effectively and efficiently by using these strategies. All of these strategies work in Tripod, and most work in search engines and databases as well.
Use this strategy when researching concepts that are phrases (e.g. bilingual education or minority language), or when searching for a specific book or article (i.e. where you already know the exact title - e.g. Language, Borders and Identity).
Save time by searching for multiple synonyms at once. This is sometimes called "nested searching" or "set searching."
Truncation and Wildcards:
Most catalogs and databases enable users to search variations of keywords by using truncation (*) or wildcard (e.g., ?, $, !) symbols. Consider using wildcard searching when there are multiple spellings of a word (e.g. globalization and the British spelling globalisation).
Putting it all together:
Try combining these search strategies to improve your search results.
Example: "civil war" AND (physician* OR doctor*) AND (wom?n OR female)