Skip to Main Content

Faculty of Science

Overview of search techniques

You can use search techniques with keywords to make the search for information

  • more focused
  • with more relevant search results.

You can use more than one search technique at a time.

Basic search techniques include:

Boolean Searching

(including or avoiding specific terms)


(using part of a keyword)

Phrase Searching

(using exact strings of words)

Search tips video

NMU Library Website       Connect with us on: FaceBook   YouTube