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Getting Started: Home

A guide for students new to the university and the the library's resources

Search Tips

Search Tips
Adjacency Multiple words are searched together as one phrase.
Example : world health organization
Wildcards Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk. '*' for 1-5 characters, '**' for open-ended truncation, '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples : environment* polic*, comput**, wom?n
Boolean Operators Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
Example : stocks and bonds
Example : (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
Proximity Operators Use "near" to specify words close to each other, in any order.
Example : california near university
Field limits A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
Grouping Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.
 

Off Campus Access to Library Resources

Off-Campus Access to Library Resources:

 

Use your Salem State faculty/staff/student, network/email/wireless network (also known as Windows/SSCAD) user name and password to log into databases, periodicals, and ebooks from home. Note: students must enter the first part of their user name (for example: s+student_id ) NOT the whole address (for example: s+student_id @ salemstate.edu ) for access into our resources from home.

Don't know your user name and password? Students - please see IT's page for: Student password reset. Faculty/Staff - log into Navigator for your user name and password. Note: All password resets may be done on and off-campus and do not require access to the Salem State wireless network.

Subject Guide

Zach Newell