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.
stress AND fatigue
Use quotation marks ( " " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words in that specific order.
"compound semiconductors" AND metalorganics
Use an asterisk (*) to find multiple endings of one word. Using robo* as a search term will include results that refer to robot, robots, robotic or robotics.