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Search Tips

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.

global warming AND atmosphere

Use quotation marks ( "  " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words in that specific order.

"climate change" AND atmosphere

Use an asterisk (*) to find multiple endings of one word.  Using pollut* as a search term will include results that refer to pollute, pollutes, polluted, polluting, and pollution.

pollut*