Getting started -- Using Encompass Search
Enter your search terms into the single search box, and click on 'Search'. Then, use the sorting and filtering options on the left of the results page to refine your search. (See the topics in the tabs to the left for more information on Sorting and Filtering).
Encompass Search uses a ‘keyword search’ which means that by default it will search for ANY of the terms you enter ANYWHERE in the database. This will result in lots of ‘hits’ but some of them might not be what you need. It often helps to enter specific phrases within quotes to get a more accurate search.
If you find that the results from Encompass Search are not what you expect, you may need to refine or enhance your search strategies (see “Encompass Search Tips”), or you may need to search special databases to access resources not yet available through Encompass Search.
If you need help in locating relevant resources, or would like assistance in searching, please contact or visit a Trexler Library research librarian.
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