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Search Guide: Search Limiters

Resources, strategies and tutorials for finding information online

About search limiters

  • Search limiters are another tool that allow us to create a more specific, directed search when using Library databases.
  • Another way to think of search limiters is as search filters---meaning they help filter out all of the unwanted search results that can bog us down.
  • Search limiters often inlclude common database search features such as date ranges, peer-reviwed limiters, full-text only limiters, etc.

Peer-reviewed limiters

Choose a publication type

Example: Only peer-reviewed journals