Use double quotation marks to find words in the exact order (i.e. "public administration", "health care", etc.), that is to search those words as a phrase.
Truncation is represented by an asterisk (*). To use truncation, enter the root of a search term and replace the ending with an *, for example: manag* will search for manage, manages, managing, manager, management.
Use the Boolean search operators are AND, OR and NOT to create a very broad or very narrow search.
Watch our Smart Searching - Tips & Tricks video tutorial on YouTube
The types of materials available from our Library databases are plentiful and varied. They include: articles (peer reviewed, news, magazines), book reviews, e-books, statistics, reports, films and more.
Go to the A-Z Databases list to find access links to all our library databases and to other helpful resources or explore other pages on this guide to find recommended databases for your research needs.
Need something that is not available from the library?
You can request a PDF scan of an article or a book chapter not available from the UHWO library. Go to the library website's Interlibrary Loan page for more information. The page also includes links to request forms and instructions to send a request.
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