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HNRS 2358 Environmental Racism

Guide with links and resources for students in HNRS2538 Environmental Racism, Fall 2021

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Phrase searching with your key concepts

About Phrase Searching with Quotation Marks

You can search for an exact phrase by placing quotation marks around your search phrase.

Tip: phrase searching works when you are searching library databases, Google, and the Lavery Library Big Red Box.

Example for searching a database for "civil rights movement"

For example, a search for "civil rights movement" will search for that exact phrase instead of treating it as a search for civil AND rights AND movement. 

Here are two database searches. The one on the right uses phrase searching:two database advanced search boxes shown. on left, top box reads civil rights movement, middle box reads united states, and bottom box reads activists. On right, a highlighted image with a star shows top box reading "civil rights movements" with quotation marks, middle box reads "united states" with quotation marks, and bottom box reads activists

Examples for names and titles

Phrase searching is a useful search strategy when you search for a person's name, or a title. 

  • "Frederick Douglass"
  • "The Girl with the Louding Voice"

Do now: add quotation marks around key phrases on your concept map