Database searching can be refined to provide better results.
When using search terms:
1 - Try placing phrases in quotation marks (").
ex. search "radical marketing" instead of just typing in radical marketing.
2 - Search similar or related words.
ex. "Conflict Resolution"
"Dealing with Conflicts"
3 - Combine searches
ex. "Conflict Resolutions" AND Managers
4 - Search for alternative word endings using an asterisk (*) at the end of the word root. ex. manufactur* will retrieve manufacture,
manufactures, manufacturing, manufactured, etc.
5 - Break down topics. ex. Topic: Motivating Different Generations of Employees.
Search - "Employee Motivation" AND "Generation Y"
"Incentives AND "Baby Boomers"
6 - Always check your spelling. Some databases do this automatically. Others do not. If your search words result in zero hits, incorrect spelling may be the cause.