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2.6. Setting limits & Refining results


Limits let you narrow the focus of your search so that the information retrieved from the database is limited according to the values you select. In some databases limits are only available on the Advanced Search page. 

Limiters may be selected from the Limits section at the start of your search, as shown below:

Refining results 

After performing a search the database will present additional limits (also known as filters) to refine your results. Some of the main limits you can expect to find include source type (e.g. scholarly journals, trade journals, working papers, book chapters), publication title, subject, language, and date.