Use Boolean Operators and Search Modifiers to narrow down search results to the key terms attached to a library record.
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Learn more here: Develop a Search Strategy
Pro Tip #1: An Everything search within LibrarySearch will return results for the term in any field within the item record. Use the Advance Search to interchange terms between Any Field, Title, and Subject to return additional results.
Pro Tip #2: Refine your results using filters.
Pro Tip #3: Use the same search string within different article database to find more results! Check out our list of IR/HR Databases to get started.
Try different terms and keywords to express your concepts. The chart below shows related words and phrases for this topic that can be used as search terms:
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Can you think of more terms? Add more terms to your search based on your specific research question, and check out How do I choose good keywords? for more advice. Have suggestions for this synonym chart? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
An example search statement:
("public sector" OR "government") AND (union OR collective bargain*)
Fryer Committee & Commission on the Reform of Ontario's Public Services
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