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University College Research Courses Guide

Explore resources and tips for University College courses in this guide.

Using Compass

Follow along with the tutorial below to learn how to search Compass for books, articles, and more!

Searching Compass

When searching in Compass it is helpful to use the following operators to make your search more effective:

AND joins two terms

Example: education AND inclusion

OR searches for either term

Example: inclusion OR diversity

NOT excludes a term

Example: education NOT "higher education"

an asterisk searches for versions of a word

Example: educatbrings back results for education, educate, educates, etc. 

" " forces a phrase so the words are searched for together rather than singularly

Example: "higher educationwill search for the phrase

( ) allows you to search using different operations, like in a math problem

Example: education AND (diversity OR inclusion)

? replaces a letter in a word

Example: wom?n searches for women and woman

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