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It is possible to search adjacent words or phrases. In most databases, putting quotes around the words will retrieve search terms occurring next to each other in the order entered.

Some databases, such as Penn State's LIAS on-line catalog use single quotes, but most use double quotes.

  • "human resource management"

  • "special education"

  • "artificial intelligence"

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