- Don't forget to use ( ) parenthesis. Like a algebraic problem, you are telling the computer to do this
search first. For example, (capital punishment or death penalty) AND Arizona.
- Remember to use " " quotation marks to keep phrases together. You don't want every article with the
words No AND Pass AND Play. You want just the articles about the "No Pass No Play" rule.
- Although the video did not cover other ways to search, databases have a HELP section to aid with
- Many databases also use truncation symbols and wildcards to broaden a search. These usually take
the form of question marks, exclamation marks, asterisks, and so on. Check your HELP section to
learn what symbol to use.