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Tutt Library Research Guides

Advancement: Get Started: Search Tips & Help

Find the Full Text

  Searches for
Full Text

 

If a database doesn't provide the full text, click on the Tutt Link logo.

Tutt Link will search to see if the article is available

1) in another Tutt database
2) in print (Tutt's bound periodicals)
3) through Interlibrary Loan 

 

Tutt Link FAQs

Search Tips for Newspaper Databases

Most newspaper databases will let you limit your searches by

  • Date range
  • State or region
  • Type of material or section of the paper (articles, editorials, ads, etc.)

Keyword Searching

Use the Search Generator from Northwest Missouri State University to help you create a keyword search. 

                        Using AND/OR/NOT (Boolean Search Operators)

AND

Use AND to focus search and combine different aspects of your topic.

Example: vegetarianism and environment
OR

Use OR to expand your search and find synonyms/related terms.

Example: global warming or climate change

NOT

Use NOT to exclude a word or phrase from your search

Example: emissions trading not United States

 

Additional Search Tips

"Phrase search"  - Use quotation marks (" ") to search for a particular phrase.

Example: "greenhouse gas emissions"

Truncation * - Use an asterisk to find variations of a word. Put an asterisk following the root of the word to find all variations of that word, including singular and plural.

Example: environment* (finds environments, environmental, environmentalist, etc.)

(Grouping/Nesting Keywords) - Use parentheses ( ) as a way to group all your search terms together.

Example: (climate change or global warming) and population growth

Reference Desk

Do you need more one-on-one assistance? Please stop by the Research Help Desk (formerly known as the Reference Desk), located just inside the entrance to Tutt Library.

The Research Help Desk is open:

Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am-10:00 pm
Fri, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sun, 10:00 am-10:00 pm

Hours are shorter when classes are not in session.

Other ways to contact us:

Phone:

719-389-6672

Email:

tuttref@coloradocollege.edu

Chat: tuttlibrarian

   Use the chat box on the 
   library home page.

Mail or in person:

    Tutt Library
   1021 N. Cascade Ave.
   Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Tutt Library, Colorado College      Research Help Desk: 719-389-6662, Texting: 719-387-5441, E-mail: tuttref@ColoradoCollege.edu