To search for specific phrases, enclose them in quotation marks. The database will search for those words together in that order.
"roman funeral mask"
Join together search terms in a logical manner.
AND - narrows searches, used to join dissimilar terms
OR - broadens searches, used to join similar terms
mosaic AND iconography
sculpture OR figurine
rome OR roman
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 architect* and you will search for architect, architects, architecture, etc.
Add the truncation symbol to the word paint* to search for paint, painter, painters, painting etc.