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EDUC 451 Infant & Toddler Group Care and Curriculum

Tips for searcning

Search by Words

  • Searching library resources are not like searching Google where you enter a phrase or question into the search box and get results. Enter words that represent the concept you are searching. You can enter multiple words using AND or OR. Don't enter a sentence or long phrase into the search box.

Use AND or OR

  • Use care when adding ANDs or ORs to your search.
  • AND will narrow your search. For every word searched with AND, the database will search for results with ALL of those words. So with each added keyword, you will get fewer results.
  • OR will broaden your search. This is very effective if you are not getting enough results. Search similar keywords/concepts, e.g. women or female. It's essentially doing 2 searches at once. This is useful if you are not sure what words/terms are used in articles.     

Narrow By Date

  • Think about the date range you want to search. You can adjust the dates searched in all databases to get articles, books, movies published within a specific time range.

Child development databases

Check for full-text

CHECK FOR FULL-TEXT is the Library’s link resolver.  It connects Wilson Library users from databases and discovery tools to the library’s electronic journal collection, where they may find full text.  It has been enabled in many electronic resources licensed by Wilson Library.

It appears as  CHECK FOR FULL-TEXT at the bottom of the citation in Wilson Library databases, such as Education Source, when no .pdf or html links to full text are available for that article.  Clicking on the CHECK FOR FULL-TEXT link initiates a search by the link resolver software to locate the article in any of the 180+ databases to which Wilson Library subscribes.