Type your search terms into the search box in a Library database or Google Scholar to find articles related to the topic.
AND (in capital letters)
*In Google Scholar, putting the search terms next to each other works the same as AND
|Each search result will contain all keywords||
Example: gender AND media
Google Scholar Example: gender media
|"Quotation marks"||Each search result will contain the exact phrase||
Example: "video games"
|OR (in capital letters) and parentheses ()||Each search result will contain at least one of the keywords used||
Example: (portrayal OR depiction)
|Asterisk *||Each result will include variations of the root of the keyword||
Results will include the following words: sexism and sexist
Combine AND, quotation marks, OR and parentheses, and asterisks to create a more complex searches.
Example: gender AND "video games" AND (portrayal OR depiction OR representation)