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Below are suggested ways to improve your searches in the library databases (which will also save you time). Also, the Boolean Operators and Modifiers can be applied to Google searches on your topics. For more information for searching on Google click on the Websites tab.
Keyword vs. Subject
When you type things into search boxes, you are, by default, doing what is known as a keyword search. When you are looking for information about something or someone it can be helpful to do a subject search instead. Here are some key differences between the two search types:
searches anywhere in the record for the words you typed
provides a lot more, but possibly unrelated, results
Articles from Pennsylvania and national newspapers.
The Patriot News (1986- ), Lancaster Inelligencer Journal (1995- ), Lancaster New Era (1995- ), Lancaster Sunday News (1995- ), Lebanon Daily News (09/15.2001- ), York Daily Record & Sunday News (09/16/2001- ), and the York Dispatch (09/2001- ). Does not provide cover-to-cover text of the print editions.