Choose keywords that represent the main concepts of your research topic.
- Use AND
This strategy will narrow your search.
- Use OR
This strategy will broaden your search. Put words linked by OR inside parentheses.
- Use quotation marks
Using quotation marks will ensure that the database finds results that use that exact phrase.
- Use *
The * symbol tells the database to search for alternative word endings, for example: famil* will search for family, families, familial
children AND (poverty OR "low income")