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What is MavScholar?: Searching tips

Search for articles and books at the same time, across all subjects

MavScholar Search Tips

Use the following search tips to refine your search in MavScholar.

Question mark (?) will match any one character

  • wom?n will find woman and women

Asterisk (*) will match zero or more characters at the end of a word

  • temp* will find temptation, temple, and temporary

Quotation Marks ("")
Put quotation marks around any words you want to search as a phrase:
"teacher education"
Experienced users recommend using quotation marks liberally!

AND, OR, and NOT must be in ALL CAPITALS in your search.

By default, MavScholar a string of search terms as a phrase.

Use AND to separate phrases, while requiring results to contain all words:
teacher education AND training will return results with the phrase "teacher education" and the word training

Use OR to expand your search:
"teacher education" OR "teacher training" will return results that contain either term.

Use NOT to exclude terms:
animal NOT dog will return results that do not include the term dog.


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