Search Tips and Strategies
First, generate a set of terms and phrases related to your topic. Think of synonyms.
environment ecology nature
degradation pollution contamination
justice injustice effects “human impact”
regulation legislation policy
Redlands < “Southern California” < California < “Western United States”
Using operators and symbols: AND, OR, *, and " "
environment* AND (restor* OR protect*)
Using the AND operator narrows your search to only results that mention both keywords. Use the OR operator to search for variants or synonyms of the same keyword. The asterisk (*) is a wildcard symbol that is used to catch variant endings of a word (restore, restoration, restoring, etc.).
“cultural internationalism” AND migration
Use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase. For example, you may need to type in "border studies" in databases, search engines (Google), or our library catalog to ensure that the system searches for that exact phrase.
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