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Keyword Searching in Library Databases

This guide presents 7-steps in a successful keyword search through a two-part power point presentation with voice-over audio. The guide covers the use of Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT; truncation; and tips on choosing a database.

Help From Thurgood Marshall Librarians

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Walk-in reference is available during regular library hours.
Individual consultations by appointment are also available.



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Call the Reference Desk during regular library hours:

Writing & Tutoring Help at Bowie

Smith Vidal Literacy & Language Center

Location:  Martin Luther King Jr. Building, Room 251
Hours: 8:30 am – 5 pm Mon. - Fri.
Contact:  301-860-3676