The easiest way to find relevant secondary resources is to perform an Advanced Search (see tutorial below), combining multiple terms and filters. For example, you could combine "Kamala Harris" with "prison abolition*" and filter by Resource Type - Articles to find articles relevant to the topics you're interested in examining. Check out our guide on Super Searching for more tips on crafting an effective search.
Advanced Search Tutorial
Using our Advanced Search option will allow you to pre-filter your search results, bringing more relevant results to the top. To get to the Advanced Search interface, click on the Advanced Search link below the search bar at the top of the libraries homepage (see image below).
Clicking this link will take you to the Advanced Search page where you'll find many options to help you tailor your search results. You'll find descriptions of these options below.
Select an option in the Search for menu to select the collection you're searching within:
Use the AND dropdown menu to select between different Boolean operators to narrow or widen your search results
Use these lines to enter search terms relevant to your information needs
Need more space? Click ADD A NEW LINE to add additional search terms.
Use the Any Field dropdown menu to assign a label to your keywords:
Use the filter menus to search within certain parameters
All Items | Books | Articles | Journals
Audio Visual | Images | Scores | Gov Docs
Any language | English | Arabic | Chinese | French | German
Greek | Italian | Japanese | Latin | Russian | Spanish
Any year | specific date | Last year | Last 2 years
Last 5 years | Last 10 years | Last 20 years