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ENG 499C

This guide is to assist students taking Dr. Sylvia Henneberg's ENG 499C with their research paper.

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And, Or, Not

Use AND to narrow your search results.

  • For example, "teens AND smoking" will produce few results than just "teens."
  • Tip: And means Narrow.

Use OR with synonyms to expand your search results. 

  • For example, "teens OR adolescents" will produce more results than just "teens."
  • Tip: Or means More.

Use NOT to exclude certain terms from your search results.

  • For example, "Ulysses NOT Tennyson" will exclude results about Tennyson's poem and focus on Homer's epic instead.
  • Tip: Not means... well, exactly what you think it means.