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Searching with a phrase helps to limit your search to a very specific topic. 
When searching in a search engine enclose the phrase in quotation marks. 
" empty nest syndrome "
NC LIVE enables phrase searching by selecting the Exact Phrase option on the EZ Search page

Searching for Electronic Information

Internet search engines, online databases and electronic resources have unique search features to help you combine your keywords and search effectively.   To learn more about these searching tools click on a link below:

Key Words Search Engines

Boolean operators            

limiting searches 

phrase searching


Most search engines and databases include information on how to efficiently search their site.  Take a minute to familiarize yourself with each sites unique search features such as the Google basic

This web page prepared for you by the TCCC Library staff on July 19, 2006