Results from a search of the Brandeis OneSearch Library Catalog include eBooks and articles the library has access to, along with items from our print collection and other library-owned resources.
This ensures that the database will return results that include the entire phrase
rather than records that contain both of these words, but not your search phrase:
records that include the word ming and the word dynasty but not the phrase "ming dynasty"
Doing this will help you avoid sifting through irrelevant results.
chin* will search for
China and Chinese
The database searches for any word that begins with the letters that precede the truncation symbol (in this case, an asterisk). Some databases use other symbols, such as a question mark, for truncation.
and note the related subject headings that come up in relevant results:
ex. color OR colour
See the box on Boolean Logic for more about this search technique.