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Database Tips

I'm not finding many relevant resources, how can I find more?

To increase your search results you can apply some of the strategies outlined below:

Join similar terms with OR, for example:
university OR higher education to ensure either term appears in your results

Use a ? to replace a character in a word to find different spellings or endings, for example:

organi?ation will find both organisation and organization
 

Use the truncation symbol at the end of your terms to find variant endings. The truncation symbol is usually the asterisk * for example:

  • account* will find account, accounts, accountant, accounting
  • teach* will find teach, teacher, teaching
  • Australia* will find Australia, Australian, Australians

I'm finding too many resources, how can I narrow my search?

To narrow your search results you can apply some of the strategies outlined below:

Join different concepts or ideas with AND, for example:

primary students and mathematics skills to ensure both terms appear in your results.