It's all about narrowing-down your topic!
There are several ways to more efficiently find the information you're looking for:
Use AND, OR, and NOT to combine or exclude concepts, e.g.:
"jimmy carter" AND "habitat for humanity" will retrieve sources about President Jimmy Carter's work with the organization Habitat for Humanity. (AND narrows a search)
zeppelin* OR dirigible* OR blimp* OR airship* will receive sources containing commonly used words referring to gas-filled vehicles in the air. (OR broadens a search)
telescope* NOT hubble will retrieve sources about telescopes, but will eliminate any mention of the Hubble telescope. (NOT excludes a concept)
Use the options in the drop-down menu:
Everything searches electronic and physical resources available through Reed Library, including the catalog. This includes articles.
Reed Library Catalog searches for physical items in Reed Library, as well as e-books.
The Advanced Search option is to the right of the search box:
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