Searching Techniques Tutorial

Combine Terms into a Keyword Search

Most databases don't understand the natural language we speak and need help understanding what we're looking for. For this, they require a special set of conventions, including:

Quotation Marks Boolean Operators Wildcards & Truncation Symbols Nesting overfarming land is worsening hunger crisis

If we combine these conventions with the terms we developed earlier our keyword search will look something like this...

farming OR land use OR agriculture; AND Africa OR developing countries; AND hunger crisis OR famine OR food shortage OR starvation