To search for specific phrases, enclose them in quotation marks. The database will search for those words together in that order.
“Christine de Pizan”
“The Laugh of the Medusa”
“early modern literature”
Join together search terms in a logical manner.
AND - narrows searches, used to join similar terms
OR - broadens searches, used to join dissimilar terms
rhetoric AND Aristotle
conversation OR dialogue
protest OR demonstration
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 education rhetoric* to search for rhetoric, rhetorical etc.
Add the truncation symbol to the word propos* to search for propose, proposes, proposing, proposal etc.