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Tips, techniques & links to help you find answers for your research papers & projects

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Google Scholar & MU

To get the FindIt@MU button or link while using Google Scholar:

  1. Go to
  2. Select the Settings link from the three-bar menu in the upper left corner.
  3. Choose Library Links from the menu at left.
  4. Type University of Missouri Columbia into the search box that appears.
  5. Check the box for University of Missouri Columbia - FindIt@MU
  6. Click the blue Save button. You will be returned to the Google Scholar search screen.

Database Search Tips

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*)