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Search Builder 2.0




Step One

Break down your question into concepts (mostly the nouns).

e.g. Discuss how climate change might affect coffee production

This might be broken down into three concepts:

  • climate change
  • coffee
  • production

Add each one to a separate concept box. Add new concept boxes as needed

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Your current search ( and paste it into QuickSearch or a database search box):

In most Library databases, this means every result must have:




Concept 1:


Concept 2:



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Library QuickSearch - items on the shelves or in the Library's electronic collections and subscriptions

Database search

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