AND Narrows Your Search
Joining search terms with AND looks for results which must include all of your keywords.
OR Broadens Your Search
Joining search terms with OR narrows your search. Great for synonyms.
NOT Limits Your Search
Joining search terms with NOT excludes keywords from your search.
Most databases provide an option to set limits or parameters that the database will follow. You can often limit your search by language, time period, or type of material.. Other databases may provide additional options to help you narrow your search and retrieve fewer results.
Please note that often limits only appear in advanced search option.
If you want to search different variations of words, try using wildcards or truncation symbols. For exampleWant to make sure you cover all bases when keyword searching? Try wildcards or truncation symbols!
The symbols used may vary by database (* or ! or ? are common symbols). Check with the database's help features to find the correct symbol.