Discovery offers the following connecting words, which when written between search terms will alter the outcome of the search.
AND, OR, and NOT. They must be written in ALL CAPS.
Discovery allows for phrase searching with the use of “ ”. The query “teacher education” will find results with that phrase
Using OR, multiple phrases can be searched, such as “teacher education” OR “educator training”.
Searches within Discovery can be performed using the wildcards, question mark (?) and asterisk (*).
A question mark (?) will match any one character and can be used to find ‘Olsen’ or ‘Olson’ by searching for Ols?n.
An asterisk (*) will match zero or more characters within a word or at the end of a word. A search for ‘Ch*ter’ would match ‘Charter’, ‘Character’, and ‘Chapter’. When used at the end of a word, such as ‘Temp*’, it will match all suffixes such as ‘Temptation’, ‘Temple’ and ‘Temporary’.
Wildcards cannot be used as the first character of a search or within a phrase search.