Multiple Key Words or Phrases: Place in separate boxes or separate by Boolean operators. Don’t string them together all on one line as you would in Google.
Phrase Search: Use quotation marks to indicate a phrase search (“classroom assessment” "phonemic awareness" "cultural literacy")
Truncation: Add an asterisk * to the end of a term to retrieve results with multiple endings
For example: educat* will retrieve records for education, educators, educational, etc.
Boolean Operators can help you expand or narrow your search
AND: (“curriculum” AND “middle school”) Narrows your search so that only records containing both search terms come back to you.
OR: (teacher or instructor) Broadens your search so that all records containing the word teacher as well as all records containing the word instructor come back to you.
NOT: "alternative schools" NOT “charter schools” will brings back records about alternative schools and none that are about charter schools.