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LIS 440: Archives Access and Use: Search Example

Searching Tips

1.  Search all appropriate databases such as Library Lit, LISA, and LISTA

2.  Use synonyms to increase your resuts, often you will discover new terms in retrieved results

3. Use the trucation symbol * to  increase number of  results

4.  LISA and LISTA are especially useful since all citations have abstracts which provide more detail on the article content as well as allowing AB field searching

5. Rerun your search using a variety of fields, i.e. title, abstract etc.

The Search

  ead or encoded archival description* ti
and   user* or researcher* or patron* or student* ti
and   archiv* ti

 

Search Results

Finding More Relevant Articles: Identify Cited and Citing Articles for More Results