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WET 219 - Applied Water Law

OCtopus Search Engine

The primary method for searching the Library's Collection is via the OCtopus Search Engine.located on the Library webpage

To initiate a Search enter your keywords in the search box in the OCtopus. For example, if you are interested in the Swedish antibiotics environment your search phrase would look like the example below.

Search Results (Use Ctrl +/- to resize the image)


This Search resulted in over 35,000 hits, which is far too many to be useful. To refine your Search Results employ the  Refine Results Limiters located in the left column of the Search Results webpage. The Limiters allow you to select only Peer-Reviewed and Scholar Articles, Resources Types, Date Ranges, Geography, etc. 

Search Result Limiters

You can use the Advanced Search option to further refine your search strategy by adding additional Keywords of restricting the search to specific fields using the . Using this search feature you can restrict the search to the article title, specific authors, subject terms, journal title, etc.

Advanced Search 

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