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LibSearch draws its results from the following sources:
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Articles, ebooks, and streaming media from online databases
St. Kate's digital collections, including Sophia Repository and Sophia Scholar (faculty works).
When you are doing advanced-level research or specific disciplinary research, it is better to use a specific database for that field of study. You can search for databases by subject or use a research guide to determine databases for a specific discipline.
Instead plan to search the above resources directly through the database/web interfaces rather than using LibSearch.
Note that depending upon your device, it may be automatically changing your quote marks into curly quotes (e.g. on some iPhones). This is on the vendor's list to be fixed but has not been resolved yet.
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When performing a title search, it is recommended that you omit leading articles. For example, Oxford Handbook is preferred to The Oxford Handbook.
Curly quote marks versus straight quotes give different results . A bug in the system causes search strings wrapped in curly quotes ( “ ” ) to sometime show different search results compared to when users use regular straight quotes ( " " ). For example, a search for “australian intelligence community“ brings up a different number of search results than using straight quotes "australian intelligence community".
Articles: Conference Abstracts
Some "full text" records are for abstracts of papers presented at conferences which are inaccurately described as type "Articles." Please realize that conference abstracts are in fact the full text. No further full text was ever intended nor will ever be made available.
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