After your find a list of articles in one of the databases, you can limit your results by date and by source type.
Select the most important 2-3 ideas related to your topic. Put the word AND between each new word or idea; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.
flag AND respect
Use quotation marks ( " " ) around phrases:
"freedom of speech" AND flag
Use the asterisk (*) to truncate a word; this tells the database to look for all words that have the same base. In the example below, search results would include respect, respected, respects, respecting
"freedom of speech"AND flag AND respect*