Phrase searching: placing quotation marks around phrases will search the exact phrase as opposed to each individual word. e.g. "fetal alcohol syndrome"
Truncation: Use an asterisk to search for multiple endings of a term. e.g. behavio*
AND: Narrow your search to include items that contain both/all terms. e.g. "fetal alcohol syndrome" AND behavio*
OR: Broaden your search to include synonyms or related concepts. e.g. "fetal alcohol syndrome" OR "fetal alcohol spectrum"
NOT: Narrow your search by eliminating items that contain certain unrelated terms. e.g pigeons NOT technology
Nesting: Join multiple searches together by nesting each within parentheses. e.g. ("fetal alcohol syndrome" OR "fetal alcohol spectrum") AND (psycholog* OR behav*) AND education