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Yes, search terms or keywords can consist of individual words or phrases.
If searching for information containing a particular phrase it is best to enclose the phrase in inverted commas e.g. ʺbest practiceʺ. This tells the search engine (e.g. Library Search, Google) to find resources which contain the exact phrase.
Phrase searching is a search strategy which can help to increase the chances of finding relevant information.
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The Library's Moodle site will help you develop the skills you need to become successful at finding the best information for your assessment items.
All Undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in this course. Look for it in your Moodle course list or you can use the link above.
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