The techniques described in this section will enable you to quickly retrieve relevant information from a database.
Start by thinking about the following:
Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT can be used to connect your search terms and define the relationship between them.
Using AND to connect your search terms will lead to results that contain both terms. Think of it as searching for all the terms.
Using OR to connect your search terms will lead to results that contain either term. This is good for including synonyms in your search, such as teenagers OR youth. Think of it as searching for any of the terms.
Using NOT to connect your search terms will lead to results that exclude the following word. Think of it as eliminating a certain term from the search results.
Below are some tips for formulating your search. These techniques will allow you to hone your database searches to get as close to what you're looking for as possible.