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Select the most important 2-3 terms related to your topic.  Put the word AND between each new term; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.

football players AND concussions

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"to kill a mockingbird" AND justice


Use the asterisk (*) to find multiple endings of one word; using concussion* as a search term will include results that refer to concussion and concussionsUsing symbol* as a search term will include results that refer to symbol, symbols, symbolism, and symbolize.

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