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Use Boolean Operators to combine your keyword (when using the databases. It also works great when using Google) :
AND - narrows the search
OR - broadens the search
NOT - first term is searched, then results with second term are eliminated
Use Truncation (*) to broaden your search and include various word endings and spellings.
Always evaluate your sources (online or in print) for CRAAP :