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Transition Year Program

Library guide for Transition Year Program students (TYP)

Killam Library Service Point

You can get research help at the Killam Library Service Point (the desk on the 1st floor) during the following hours:

Monday - Friday, 10 - 6pm

 

Online tutorials

We have short video tutorials on lots of different research-related topics!

Live Help chat

For quick questions about library resources and services, try Live Help online chat! Don't forget to check out the resources listed on this page, as well as ourshort online video tutorials, to see if you can find the answer to your question yourself.  

For Live Help hours of service and additional information, please see this page.

How to search databases with Boolean operators (and zombies)

Lego figurine of zombie office worker - Public domain from https://www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76/5369527462/ Boolean search expressions are magical formulas compatible with most databases in which keywords are combined with Boolean operators to create super effective searches.

Zombies are terrifying former humans that want to eat your brain and/or transform you into a zombie (their exact motivations are unclear).

ZomBool is a 'choose-your-own-path' video game created by a Dal librarian to help you learn how to survive the zombie apocalypse (maybe) with the help of search strategies and Boolean operators (PC or Mac).