When searching databases, you can use the Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT to combine your key terms and retrieve relevant search results.
Here is a short video that explains how to utilize Boolean operators!
McMaster Libraries [McMaster Libraries]. (2016 November 28). How Library Stuff Works: Boolean Operators (AND OR NOT) [video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCAULDuMcso.
Place quotation marks around your multi-keyword phrases to make sure that the search engine or database pulls up results containing the complete phrases instead of irrelevant results that contain the individual words in any order.
will find information on all people named "John," and all people named "Smith."
will only give you results for people named "John Smith."