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- To search for an exact phrase, place it in quotation marks
- “great depression”
- "Civil War"
- Combine search terms using AND, OR, NOT (in all CAPS)
- plastics AND environment will give results that have both terms
- plastics OR environment will give results that have either term or both terms
- plastics NOT environment will eliminate results that contain the term environment
- Searches can be nested using parentheses
- (irish OR ireland) AND "catholic church"
- Wild Cards
- An asterisk (*) will give you any word which starts with the letters you use
- allerg* will bring results for allergy, allergies, allergens, allergic, etc.
- A question mark (?) will give you words with any one letter in that position
- wom?n will bring results for woman, women, etc.