Before you begin your search, compile a list of potential search terms (keywords) related to your topic.
These search terms may come from your class readings, topic lists, or other sources that discuss the subject your are researching. For example:
Keywords can be combined with other keywords using the AND operator to narrow your topic. For example:
Keywords can be combined with synonyms using OR to broaden your search. For example:
Truncation, also called stemming, is a technique that broadens your search to include various word endings and spellings.
Similar to truncation, wildcards substitute a symbol for one letter of a word.