This search tool is a free, credible, library alternative to Google. Find almost everything CCC Library has to offer to you - items in CCC Library, Summit Libraries, and most article databases. Then refine your search results to identify the best resources.
Contact a CCC librarian if you have any questions!
Use these tips when you search in CCC Library databases. Your search results will be more focused and relevant to your topic!
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Use these three powerful little words - called Boolean operators - to create better searches.
Boolean operators are words that we use to link two or more keywords while searching. Linking your keywords with the words AND, OR, and NOT help to expand or narrow the results you get while searching.
We all use it - now let's learn to use it better! Improving your Googling skills will save you time and make it easier to identify better sources of information. Tips and tricks are explained below.
In the above example, Google will find results that include (election AND fraud) and (voter AND fraud).
CCC Library has a variety of databases and search tools that offer you free, high-quality, academic information. Start here. Or try Google, then come back here when you get stuck. ;-)
CCC Library recommends using support material created by the database vendors (primarily EBSCO and Gale). It's the most up-to-date. Support material for each database is listed under its description on our A-Z Databases page.
Guides listed below were created specifically for CCC classes. Give us a holler if you'd like something like this for your students.
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