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Use keywords in library databases instead of sentences and questions.
When searching thelibrary catalog or one of TCC's literary databases, try search for your topic keyword(s) along with "Frankenstein" or "Shelley" first. For example: ("exploration" AND "Frankenstein") or ("gothic literature" AND "Shelley"). Try several variations to maximize the number of relevant results.
Also consider searching for your topic along with the "criticism" or "analysis" or "literature". For example: ("alienation" AND "criticism") or ("revenge" and "literature"). While the results might not be directly related to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the information in those text could be used to support your argument.
To look for an exact phrase, type your phrase within quotation marks (" "). The results will contain the exact words in the quotation marks.
Use an asterisk (*) at the end of a root word, known as truncation, to retrieve results containing any form of the root word.
Example: teen* will find teens, teenage, teenager, teenagers
Use filters to refine your results by subject terms/topics, date, type of publication, language, peer-reviewed, etc.
Some databases use Boolean Operators. Narrow or expand your search by combining keywords using AND / OR / NOT operators, as shown below.
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