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Information Literacy Tutorial

Our Library's tutorial covers: research skills, critical thinking and information literacy.

Limit & Refine Your Results

If you look up any topic, especially one like the Big Bang Theory, you will likely get thousands of results- in this case, over 42,000. Even if you are very interested in it, you probably do not have the time to read everything. When this happens, you should limit and refine your search results. 

Discovery Screen 

Ways to avoid reading 2,000+ articles

There are ways in every database to make your results more focused - below are common ways to limit your search in almost any database and on the Internet: date, language and document type.

Searching All NCC Databases and the Library's Book Collection



Google Advanced Search, courtesy of Suffolk Community College Library: