Remember: MCC Librarians can help you with your research!
When you search in academic databases, keywords will give you the best results. Use one to three keywords to express the main concepts in your research question. Combine keywords with AND, OR, or NOT. (See Using Boolean Operators.)
Tip: Put phrases in quotes--such as "climate change"-- to search for the exact words.
Boolean Operators sound like highly technical tools, however, they are simply the words AND, OR, and NOT. You use these terms to connect keywords and thus, to search more effectively and efficiently.
Watch the video below for another explanation.
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