Simple Tips for Searching the Databases
and – use this to narrow your search results. Typing in the terms anorexia AND bulimia will retrieve articles that have both of those terms.
or – use this to expand your search results. Typing in cats OR dogs will retrieve articles that have at least one of the terms. Also, use this if there might be different ways to enter a term: IBM OR “International Business Machines” or Canine OR Dog
asterisk (*) - use the asterisk to find all forms of a search term. For example the search term book* will find books, booked, booker, booking, bookkeeper etc..
quotation marks – use quotation marks to search for exact phrase. For example the database will recognize “study skills” as words being together instead of apart.