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   Library Home Page

   Search Tools

   Subject Guides

   Library and the Web

   Web Evaluation



Search Strategies

   Choosing Terms

   Connecting Keywords

   Boolean Operators

   Combining Ideas




Searching for information

Finding the best information on a topic can be difficult. Finding different kinds of information can be confusing. After completing this section you will know: 

  • how to use the library home page to start your research.
  • the difference between the search tools the library uses: The CPCC Library Catalog, the library databases, and the web.
  • the difference between information available online through the library and information on the web.
  • the importance of web evaluation.
  • search strategies to follow when using library databases.

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