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Some search engines or databases allow searching with natural language questions instead of keyword search statements constructed by formal rules; e.g. “what is the effect of advertising on children’s eating habits?” (natural language) versus “advertising and eating habit* and children” (formal search statement). See also keyword searching.


Instruction

Newman Library semester hours

Sun: opens at 9 a.m.*
Mon-Thur: open 24 hours*
Fri: closes at 8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

* During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.

 

 

Art + Architecture Library spring hours

Sun: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Current semester hours