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REL ST 4320/7320: Introduction to Daoism: Journal Articles

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Asterisk TimesNewRomanThe humble asterisk (*) is your friend when searching databases.

Ex. buddhis*  - finds buddhist, buddhism, buddhists.


When looking for words with varient spellings, OR is your friend.  It works like "any of these words" in an advanced search.

Ex. daodejing OR dao de jing OR tao te ching


When narrowing your search, AND is your friend.  It works like "all the words" in an advanced search.

Ex. daois* and gender*


If your search is complex, parentheses often work.

Ex. (daois* OR taois*) AND (gender* OR female OR women OR femini*)

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