Use a thesaurus if you need help finding academic vocabulary for your searches.
Using OR between words broadens your search. You will get MORE results. Using AND between words narrows your search and gives you more specific, but FEWER results.
Adding an asterisk (SHIFT + 8 = *) to the root of a word will search for variations of that word. For example:
IMMIGRAT* will search for IMMIGRATING and IMMIGRATION
IMMIGRANT* will search for IMMIGRANT and IMMIGRANTS
Lastly, using quotations around two words will retrieve those search words together as a phrase: For example:
"LOW INCOME HOUSING" "LOS ANGELES"
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