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Start your search by doing a keyword search.  Ask yourself who, what, where, & why questions and use the one/two word answers as your keywords.

Phrase Searching

Put quotation marks around your search terms to keep them together.  Example: "speech language pathology" or "special education"

Boolean Terms

Narrow your search - combine terms with AND.  Example: "speech language pathology" AND assessment

Broaden your search - combine terms with OR. Example: "speech language pathology AND (assessment OR testing)

Truncation

Cut a word off at the trunk and let it branch out during the search! Example: Education = Educat* or Testing = Test*

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