A. Boolean Operators
When searching in Databases, use Boolean Operators (AND, OR, and NOT) to tell the database what you're looking for).
OR is mORe (joins similar terms) e.g. inactivity OR sedentary
AND is less (joins dissimilar terms) e.g. schedule AND sleep
Sample Search Using both AND and OR
sugar OR soda
NOTE: use the asterisk in reduc* to tell the database you want results that start with those letters, e.g., reduce, reduction, reducing, etc.
B. Quotation Marks
Use quotation marks to search for a phrase
Use a symbol, the asterisk * is the most common, to look for variant endings of a word
D. Combine search strategies
Combine search strategies for more efficient searching
For example: ("food desert" OR "supermarket location") AND california