Select the most important 2-3 terms related to your topic.
In the search box, put the word AND between each of those terms; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.
marine AND pollution AND plastic
Use quotation marks ( " " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words in that specific order.
"clean energy" AND economy
"clean energy" AND economy AND virginia
Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple endings of one word.
For example, using manag* as a search term will include results that refer to manage, manages, managed, management, manager, and managing.
manag* AND fisheries
In your list of results, use FILTERS: