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Brush Up Your Searching Skills

Do your searches often yield too many or too few search results? Or would you just like to brush up on your search strategies? If so, help has arrived.

The UW-Madison campus librarians have created a series of nice, short narrated tutorials that offer strategies for achieving better search results. The tutorials were created using Macromedia Captivate, a screen capture program.

The following general tutorials are available: Research Tips and Strategies: Basic Search Strategies | Identifying Scholarly Articles | Finding Information about Periodicals | Strategies for "Too Many Results" | Strategies for "Too Few Results"

There are also a number of tutorials for resources available in campus libraries such as MadCat (a catalog of items available on the UW-Madison campus), WorldCat (a catalog of library materials worldwide), and more.