Utilize available database searching strategies in order to focus and expand your search.
You can search for an exact phrase by placing quotation marks around your search phrase.
Tip: phrase searching works when you are searching library databases, Google, and the Lavery Library Big Red Box.
For example, a search for "civil rights movement" will search for that exact phrase instead of treating it as a search for civil AND rights AND movement.
Here are two database searches. The one on the right uses phrase searching:
Phrase searching is a useful search strategy when you search for a person's name, or a title.