Hit or Miss V. Phrase Searching
Hit or Miss Search: intimate partner violence
Phrase Search: "intimate partner violence"
Search: battery OR "spousal abuse" OR "domestic violence"
Results contain all of the sources that contain ANY of those search terms.
Search: "domestic violence" AND "pregnant women"
Results contain sources with BOTH of those terms
Search: "domestic violence" AND "pregnant women" NOT latina
Results contain the concept you want without including the ones you exclude.
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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 3 searches in 1!
Wildcards, typically the #, look for all possible variations of a letter in a single position within a word.
Woman, Women, Womyn