How do I know what words to enter into the database's Search Box?
You may be assigned a topic to research or you may be asked to choose your own. Your topic will be your starting point in choosing search terms.
Reminder: Create a list of terms to use in your searches. Include related or alternative words. If one term yields poor results, try another.
Basic Search Terms and Strategies - Single Word or Phrase
Advanced Search Strategies - Combining Words and Phrases
Boolean Searching (AND, OR, NOT)
Use the root of a word and add an asterisk * to search for all variants of the root word.