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Last Updated: May 17, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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About This Guide

This guide includes information on

  • market research
  • statistics and data
  • finding and accessing journal articles
  • and more!

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Your Library Card

Your WATCard is your Library card. Use it to borrow books from uWaterloo and other University Libraries as well as to remotely access the uWaterloo Library's electronic resources.


Basic Searching Techniques

  • Choose an appropriate resource
    • Books
    • Articles
      • Research Databases
      • Specific Journals
    • Primary Sources
  • Break down your topic
    • imagine the title of the ideal book or magazine article
    • identify the key concepts
    • think of synonyms or alternate words for each of the key concepts
  • Use appropriate searching techniques
    • boolean operators (and, or, not)
    • phrase searching
    • truncation/wildcard symbols
    • field searching
    • setting limits
    • refining your search (using subject headings/descriptors and other terminology)

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Tim Ireland
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Dana Porter Library
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1
(519) 888-4567
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