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Find and use resources in other libraries.
Learn to find and cite your sources, how to get started with your writing assignments, and more.
is the HCC Library's comprehensive guide to completing your research assignment.
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Librarians use these links, but some of them are useful for HCC students and faculty, too.
1) Which search would return fewer results?
2) Which Boolean operator do you use to search for synonyms of a word (e.g. agriculture, farming, crops)?
3) Which search will exclude any results with "recycle"?
4) The default and hidden Boolean operator in a Google search is
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