Hit or Miss V. Phrase Searching
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Phrase Search: "bystander effect" "online communication"
Search: "Bystander Effect" OR "Bystander Apathy"
Results contain all of the sources that contain ANY of those search terms.
Search: "Bystander Effect" AND "Online Communication"
Results contain sources with BOTH of those terms
Search: "Bystander Effect" AND "Online Communication" NOT "Social Media"
Results contain sources containing the term Bystander effect concerning online communication WITHOUT including articles containing mentions of social media.
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Truncation and Wild Cards
Truncation symbols, typically the * or ?, allow for you to search for variations of a root word.
At least 7 searches in 1!
Wildcards, typically the #, look for all possible variations of a letter in a single position within a word.
Woman, Women, Womyn, Wom!n, Wom@n