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Choosing & Using Library Databases

Combining Keywords

You can combine your search terms to create several potential search strategies to find relevant results. For phrases, use " " or ( ) to keep words together & in order.

Search Example 1: children AND violence AND "video games"

Search Example 2: youth AND gaming AND "aggressive behavior"

Search Example 3: kids AND "computer games" AND "aggressive behavior" OR "antisocial behavior"

Search Example 4: (youth OR children) AND (gaming OR "video games") AND violence

Combining keywords using AND, OR, & NOT is called Boolean searching.

Keyword Searching - AND

Combine different search terms with AND to narrow your results:


For example:
"video games" AND children