GVRL Search Tips

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is known as NU Reference when using the main search box on the library website.

When searching NU Reference, make sure to use the Boolean operator AND when looking for multiple concepts in order to get the most relevant search results.

Example topic: Lactose intolerance in children

< lactose intolerance children > – The most useful article for this topic appears at the end of the search results.

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GVRL - Lactose Intolerance

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< lactose intolerance AND children > – The most useful article now appears first in the search results.

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GVRL - Lactose Intolerance with AND

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Another method is to start broad and then use the “Search within results” function to narrow down the search.

Example topic: Lactose intolerance in children

Initial search: < lactose intolerance >

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GVRL - Lactose Intolerance only

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Then use the “Search within results” box on the left side of the page to search for < children >. The most useful article appears first in the updated search results.

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GVRL - Lactose Intolerance search within results Children

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