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Module Three

DISCOVERY SEARCH OPTIONS

Using the options in the left column to Refine Results will result in a much more focused list. The initial keyword search for "climate change" searched all the databases and eCatalog. It searched for every kind of content, and delivered full text items, as well as citations and abstracts. It brought up results from all publication dates and possibly in a variety of languages. It found over two million items! Too many results are overwhelming and waste your time - like looking for a needle in a haystack.

By limiting results to Full Text articles from Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals, with Publication Date limited to the current year, and choosing "climate change" and "global warming" from the list of Subjects, the results list has been dramatically reduced to 803 articles. These are sorted by relevance, but may also be sorted by date if desired.

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Tip. Click on Advanced Search, located right under the search box, to select most of these limiters when you first set up your search.

To read an article, simply click on the title or on the link to the full text below the item information. To preview an article, click on the magnifying glass icon to the right of it. You may also save articles in the folder at the top of the page by clicking on the folder icon. However, be aware that these items are saved only for the session and will disappear once you close out the page. To save them permanently, click on Sign In at the top of the page and create an account. Sign into it before you save articles.

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