Boolean operators - AND, OR, and NOT.
Phrase Searching " " - search the words together in a sentence, not as separate keywords. This narrows a search.
“social media”, “political election”
Truncation * - search different forms of word. This broadens a search.
technolog* finds technology, technologies
Different databases use different truncation symbols so it is important to check the database 'Help' information or 'Search Tips' for details about which symbol to use.
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