Boolean Searching: using "and," "or," and "not" to improve search results:
Drugs and Athletes ("and" is the default when entering multiple search terms or keywords)
Television and Violence and Children
Television or TV and Violence and Children or Teens or Adolescents
China not dishes
Use quotation marks for phrase searching: "World Series," "World Cup," "Nancy Drew"
Use the asterisk* to truncate word endings and/or as a wildcard within words:
Hero* will retrieve hero, heroes, heroine, heroines
Educat* will retrieve educate, educator, education, educational, etc.
Wom*n represents both woman and women