Extract your key terms from your research question.
What are the most important concepts in this research question?
RQ: To what extent is racial profiling an issue for drivers?
racial profiling (one concept)
drivers (another concept)
Boolean operators are words you can use between your search terms to either broaden or limit your search.
1. Use OR to broaden your search and to join SIMILAR terms.
2. Use AND to narrow your search and join DISSIMILAR.
3. Use NOT to narrow your search. This will omit items with that term.
Quotation Marks / Double Quotes
Use quotation marks to search for a phrase. These are terms you want searched together in a specific order. Use quotation marks around phrase of two or more words.