Find more (broaden your results) with OR and wildcards:
exercise OR physical activity (finds either term)
depression OR mood
cardi* (finds cardiovascular, cardio, cardiac, cardiologist etc.)
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steroids AND baseball (only returns records that match both terms)
Find less with NOT:
gymnastics NOT olympics (excludes records that mention olympics)
Sample search statement:
(steroids OR performance enhancing drugs) AND abuse
Limiters can help to improve the relevance and focus of results:
Enter keyword searches or choose Subject Guide Search to build your search from the database's subject headings.
Connectors and wildcards also work in the book catalog. Relatively simple searches usually work well. To include limiters such as format, language, etc., use Advanced Search.
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