1. When you enter your term(s) in the search box, you can choose one of three options:
2. The second dropdown menu allows you to choose the type of search you'd like to do for each search line.
*The two most useful searches for your purposes would likely be:
3. The next area sets the limits:
-If you want to restrict your search by year, location, type, or language, make sure to select the appropriate options.
-To truncate is essentially to shorten. In Voyager, using a "?" after a few letters will include all forms of that "root" word. For example, searching for patent? will produce results for patent, patents, patentable, patented, etc.
-"%" can be used as a wild card for exactly one character. It is used to show alternate spellings. For example wom%n will show results for both women and woman.
-Remember truncation from above? Well I can rewrite the above query to find the exact same results!
(Cat? or kitten?) AND (allerg?) AND (child? or kid?)
*Additional information about Boolean operators can be found here.