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IB Extended Essay - Library Session: Using DiscoverUR Search


For IB Extended Essay, you can search from off-campus, although you won't get full text. But, you can see abstracts of articles to make a list of sources you'd like to download before you get to campus! 

Search Faster

  • Search phrases using quotation marks
    • example:  "to be or not to be"
  • Combine words with AND, OR, and NOT in capital letters
    • example:  microcircuits OR nanocircuits
  • Substitute * for several possible letters
    • example:  child*     ...will find child, childhood, children, etc.
  • Complex searches may combine elements--in which case, use parentheses around OR terms
    • example:  homeless AND (healthcare OR "health care") AND (adolescents OR teen*)