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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.
napoleon AND history
Use quotation marks ( " " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words in that specific order.
"George Washington" AND history
Use the asterisk (*) to find multiple endings of one word. Using hist* AND america* as search terms will include results that refer to history, historical, america, and americans.
hist* AND america*
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