Choosing Search Keywords

This topic pertains to entering search criteria in the Enter keyword(s) for search field in the Database Search Form. You may enter single words, phrases, or parts of words in either of the 2 textboxes provided. The search engine will locate courses where the exact text you enter is found anywhere within the course title or course description. Therefore, you should enter as little of a word or phrase as will be necessary to locate that word or phrase. For example, if you wanted to search for courses on computers, do not enter the keyword computers because you would not retrieve courses with titles like “Computer Programming”. Instead, you would enter the keyword comput to increase the number of possibly relevant courses, i.e. courses with titles like “Computer Programming”, “Computers For Business Applications”, or “Computational Analysis Using Your PC”.

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