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Phrase searching is one of the most powerful ways to search.  

Use quotes to enclose key phrases.  This will search for the words in the exact order that they appear.  


"global warming" 

"age of aquarius"

"north by northwest"

"ursus americanus"


What is SingleSearch?

SingleSearch is a tool that helps you discover the library's resources. From a simple, unified interface it searches everything from our physical books to journal articles, electronic books, newspapers, videos, music, images, and more. We have added all the records from the library's catalog to SingleSearch. It indexes citations from over 80% of the journals to which we subscribe. For a more robust subject-specific search, choose one of the subject databases from our discipline-specific research guides. To try SingleSearch for yourself, type your keywords in the box below:



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