What is Pirate Search?
Pirate Search is a discovery tool that searches almost all of our databases here at Park! It has journal articles, eBooks, Videos, News Articles and more! Start your research by exploring Pirate Search!
These tips pertain to many library databases including the "Advanced Search" screen of Pirate Search.
|How it works:||Search results contain both Term #1 and Term #2||Search results contain either Term #1 or Term #2 (or both)|
|Effects on search results:||Narrows /
|Examples with diagrams:||
Peas AND Carrots
Results = the middle area overlapped by both circles
Peas OR Carrots
Results = the entire area
Using an asterisk wildcard (*) at the end of a partial word will broaden search results by including multiple word endings.
When searching for a specific phrase (two or more words together), adding quotation marks around that phrase will typically narrow your search results.
Some of the limiters you can use in Pirate Search are:
The image below shows where you can find limiters in Pirate Search
This video from Lincoln Memorial University explains how Boolean Operators work!
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