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RTM 330: Women, Leisure, and Ethnicity in the United States

Professor Veda Ward

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OneSearch

Watch this video to learn how to navigate OneSearch to find materials available through the Oviatt Library.

Search Tips

To get more results, broaden your search.

  • Use fewer search terms. Look for words not unique to your topic that you could cut from your search string.
  • OR Use OR to link synonyms, so you get articles where the authors used other terms to describe the same or similar concepts. 
    • (outdoors OR wilderness)
    • (leisure OR "free time")
  • Use an asterisk to find articles using any of the variants of the same root word.
    • touris* = tourist, tourists, tourism
  • Use more inclusive search terms.
    • Bigger locations - too few results from "los angeles", try california
    • More general terms - too few results from coachella, try "music festival"
  • Search as many possible sources at once by using Google Scholar.

To get fewer results, narrow your search.

  • " " Use quotation marks to find exact phrases, when you need words next to each other in precise sequence to have the meaning you intend.
    • "physical activity"
    • "board games"
  • Add more concepts to your search. Consider the who, what, when, where, why, and how.
  • Use narrower, more specific concepts or aspects of your original topic.
    • recreation => camping
  • Search fewer sources, one top journal at a time.

 

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