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Quick Search

This guide is designed to help you navigate through Quick Search

Where is Quick Search

On the Libaries' home page.

Quick Search features

How Quick Search is similar to Google

  • Single search box
  • Prompts for spelling errors

How Quick Search is superior to Google

  • Sort, rank, and refine your results
  • Results that come from reliable library source
  • Built-in citation feature to help you cite your sources in the correct style
  • Allows you to save and share your results

When to use Quick Search

  • When you are first starting your research
  • For background information on your subject
  • For current and peer-reviewed journal articles
  • As an alternative to Google - easy searching but with more credible results
  • To search the Libraries' collections through one search box - including material from Special Collections, disserations and theisis, journal and newspaper articles and books and media

When not to use Quick Search

  • For business research and SWOT analysis, use Business Source Premier
  • For industry reports, use IBISWorld Industry Reports
  • For marketing information for specific countries, use One Source
  • For legal research, specifically legal journal titles, case reports and legislation, use Hien Online or Lexis Nexis Academic
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