Clark Library

University of Portland

Keyword Search

Search Tips
*

Use * to look for multiple variations of a word (1-5 additional characters):

Child* finds child, child's, children, children's

**

Use ** to look for multiple variations of a word (unlimited number of characters)

custom* finds custom, customs, customize, customizing, customization

" "

Use " " to look for a phrase

"lung cancer"

AND

 

Use AND to combine multiple terms:

ozone and environment*

OR

Use OR to search for synonyms or similar terms. Put parentheses ( ) around words you combine with OR:

(child* or juvenile or youth)

AND NOT

Use AND NOT to exclude terms from your search:

Travel AND NOT space

NEAR Use NEAR to specify that words are within 10 words of each other.
(Oregon NEAR coast)