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Magazine, newspaper, and journal articles focus on a specific aspect of a topic, so what you type into the search box should also be specific.
Use your research question or topic sentences as a starting point to identify keywords and concepts:
How is editing used in Battleship Potemkin (1925) to create montage and juxtaposition, and how has this influenced later films?
|Type AND between each concept||Battleship Potemkin AND editing|
|Use "quotation marks" around phrases||"Battleship Potemkin" AND editing|
|Use an asterisk (*) to get words with multiple endings
(influen* will find articles with influence, influences, influencing, influenced, and influential)
|"Battleship Potemkin" AND influen*|
|Use related terms and synonyms||Battleship Potemkin AND (edit* OR montage OR juxtaposition)|
In your list of results, use FILTERS/LIMITERS:
If your topic is really specific and you're not getting enough results, you can force the database to look for your words in the complete text of the articles (otherwise the database defaults to basically just looking for your search terms in the title, abstract, and subject headings):