Using the proper keywords in your search can make a BIG difference.
1. Utilize Boolean Searching (what is that?!)
2. Click Advanced Search on any database to help filter your choices.
Heart Disease -
Change: Cardiovascular Disease
4. Remove unnecessary parts of the search word.
Heart Disease impacted by the fast food industry.
Change: heart disease AND fast food
5. Use quotations for words or phrases. By putting quotes around a phrase, your results will only show items with both terms connected.
Change: "cardiovascular disease"
6. Use * (an asterik) at the end of a word if you want all possible word endings including plural, ing and others.
heart disease innovations
Change: innovat* (will search for innovations, innovate, innovator or innovators)
AND - heart disease AND fast food
OR - heart disease OR cardiovascular disease
NOT - heart disease NOT diabetes