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Think of different ways to search for information about your band or musician
song names, album titles, names of band members, etc. Find
artist and genre information in reference sources, databases, and music websites. Search newspapers, magazines, and music websites for
album reviews and interviews with artists. Search databases and journals to find
scholarly articles about your artist. Use selected websites to search for
lyrics, videos, and album covers.
Searching in Academic Search Complete
Learn how to access and search Academic Search Complete, a database with a wide range of materials on many topics. (Length: ~2:00min) See how a search is done in this database.
Question: How can you use Academic Search Complete?
A. Boolean Operators
OR is mORe (joins similar terms) e.g. "John McCrea" OR "cake"
(joins AND is less dissimilar terms) e.g. bands AND sacramento
Sample Search Using both AND and OR
OR "fashion nugget"
B. Quotation Marks
Use quotation marks to search for a phrase
"prolonging the magic"
"short skirt/long jacket"
Use a symbol, the asterisk * is the most common, to look for variant endings of a word
critic* will search for critic , critics, critical, criticism, etc.
D. Combine search strategies
Combine search strategies for more efficient searching
critic* AND (cake OR "john mccrea") AND review*