For better search results, try Boolean Operators!
|Narrows search results||Broadens search results||Narrows search results|
|Search separate concepts||Search synonyms||Exclude search terms|
|Results contain both concepts||Results contain either or both synonyms||
Results do not contain excluded search terms
holocaust AND memory
"racial hygiene" OR eugenics
holocaust NOT (film or "motion pictures")
Phrase searching narrows your search results to include the exact phrase you are searching for - two or more words in precise order. Phrase searching is also handy when searching on specific titles or quotes especially when searching the open web or when trying to locate a full-text article.
Truncation will broaden your search and look for variations of a root word. For example:
Searching on genetic* will search for the root word genetic and all extensions of the word including:
Nesting will broaden your search and is most commonly used between synonyms. Use nesting to organize your search strategy as follows:
("extermination camps" OR "death camps") AND holocaust
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