To search for specific phrases, enclose them in quotation marks. The database will search for those words together in that order.
Join together search terms in a logical manner.
AND - narrows searches, used to join dissimilar terms
OR - broadens searches, used to join similar terms
drag AND "popular culture"
sorority OR “greek system”
"college students" OR "high school students"
Truncate a word in order to search for different forms of the same word. Many database use the asterisk * as the truncation symbol.
Truncate the word child* to search for child, childhood, children etc.
Add the truncation symbol to cultur* to search for culture, cultures, cultural etc.