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HIS113: History of Toronto

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You can use AND, OR, or NOT to help narrow down results. Some databases, such as ProQuest, will include these options in dropdowns in their search boxes. Canada AND manufacturing; car OR auto; Canad* AND Tires NOT "Canadian Tire"

Truncation - using the * symbol - can help broaden the search, i.e. lab*r to find labour or labor; polic* to find policy, policies (will also find police and policing; you can use NOT to eliminate those). 

For exact phrases, use quotation marks "railway expansion" "Canadian Tire". 

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