Search the library databases – How to?

There are 3 steps to building a search strategy for databases:

  • Identify keywords in your research idea
  • Use AND, OR, and NOT to refine your search
  • Use phrase searching and truncation

If you are having difficulty thinking of synonyms, read an overview of your topic. This will provide you with relevant keywords and key concepts. You can also use a thesaurus to identify synonyms for your keywords.

Two sites you can use are https://www.thesaurus.com/ or https://www.thesaurus.net


For more details see the page Searching databases.