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|Exclude words from your search results- (ex: travel NOT “time travel”)
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|Choice of keywords- choosing the right keywords is key. Try experimenting with different terms. (ex: Movie OR cinema OR film OR motion picture)
|Too narrow topic- try looking for sources on a broader, related topic (ex: hiking AND central Florida instead of hiking AND DeLand)
|Too many search terms- begin with 1-2 search terms that best represent your topic, then add more as needed. Avoid long phrases.
|Too many search filters- avoid using any filters that are unnecessary
|Choice of database- select a database with a broader scope of subject matter
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