Start by clearly defining your research question. What are you searching for? What will a good answer look like?
Explore Search Terms
Explore keywords and subject terms
Organize & Search
Organize searches for the most appropriate database
Select the search strategies best for the information environment
Truncation* and Wildcard? broaden results
Boolean usually narrow results, but can be used to broaden results.
Truncation cuts off the end of word, usually to the root, add ending asterisk* to search all different endings
retrieves: monastic, monastary
?Wildcard replaces a single character for the symbol ? and will search for keywords with all variations in that place