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Chapter 18. Seek and Ye Shall Find > Researching on the I-Way - Pg. 210

Seek and Ye Shall Find 210 During the Middle Ages, the clergy were the only people who could read, so almost all libraries were church- owned. By our standards, these libraries were modest, housing perhaps a few hundred books each. Naturally, most of the magnificent illuminated manuscripts (all hand-written) concerned theology and the classics, with a smattering of medical, legal, and historical works. Around 1300, universities began their own libraries by printing small, portable books. Help Me, Rhonda One of the best strategies to find a subject on the Internet is to use a Boolean search. It uses the terms and, or, not, and the symbols + and ­ to expand or restrict a search. Here's how Boolean search works: · "and" Link two key words with and to narrow your search to only those sources in which both terms appear. For example: Laurie and Rozakis. · "or" Link two terms with or to get all sources that contain either term. For example: Laurie or Rozakis. · "not" Link two key words with not to get all sources about the first term except those mentioning the second term. For example: Laurie not Rozakis. · "+" or "­" Some search engines use + for "and" and ­ for "not." Place the symbols directly before the word, as in +Clinton­Impeachment­Health Care. No matter how you search the Internet, there is help available electronically. Look for introductory screens, welcome messages, or files with names like ... · · · · · About ... FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Formulating a search with ... Readme ? For a Good Time, Call ... Following are some useful places to visit on the Web as you begin your research. (Note: Every care has been taken to make this list timely and correct. But just as people move, so do Web sites, and the Web site may have moved since this book was published. In that case, there may be a forward link. If not, use "key word" to find the new site.) · Guide to the · Internet Write Angles