The most common way to search a database is by typing some keywords and clicking "Search"… but selecting the right keywords can be more challenging than you think.
How do you choose the right keywords? Watch this video.
Once you have identified your keywords, you will link them together using Boolean Operators. Each Boolean Operator impacts the outcome of your search results.
Enclose phrases, proper names, and titles with quotation marks. This tells the database to search for the exact phrase, instead of searching those words scattered throughout a document.
Truncation, also called stemming, is a technique that broadens your search to include various word endings and spellings.