Use Boolean operators between terms or phrases to broaden or narrow your search as needed.
Add quotes around search terms to find results that contain those exact terms in that order and right next to each other. You'll get fewer results this way, but you won't have to sort through as many irrelevant items.
Databases may use different syntax to do this, but adding an asterisk (*) to the end of a word or stem is the most common way to tell the database to search for any autocompleted variation of the letters you entered. While a search for effect just finds matches with the word effect, a search for effect* can find matches with the words effects, effectiveness, effectively, etc.
Adding site: and a specific URL or domain to your Google search will only return matches from that URL or domain. This is a powerful way to control where Google looks and what it shows you. It might help to identify the top-level domains for your country right away so you can perform more targeted searches.
Check your understanding of Google site searches by typing the syntax you would use to find the information described in each prompt.
Use these databases to find scholarly journal articles, or even articles from magazines and newspapers, on your topic. To get full text of the articles you find, click on the PDF or HTML links within the database.
If the full text isn't available in the database, click the button.