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ECED 422: Advanced Writing Techniques for Teachers in Early Childhood Education: Home

Towson University: Professor Dembroski

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Whether you are looking for a book, article, or website; this interactive guide will give you tipsand resources to start from. Here are some tips

Boolean SearchingANDOR, and NOT

Searching with quotation marks searches for an exact word combination:  

              ex: "literacy development" vs. literacy and development 

Truncation: cut off the end of a word and use an asterisk “*  to get more results

         Ex: educat*= educate, education, educator, educating, etc....


•Use Synonyms and related words to search


•Find subject headings in records to expand and narrow search:

   EXAMPLE from the catalog search: words anywhere: Child developmental                        psychology cataloged 


PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child