Add a new concept that is part of the topic. Use the "AND".
Search terms in an index (title, subject, or abstract).
Ensure phrases are searched together. Use quotations or brackets.
Force terms to be within a certain distance (bicycle 2/Near helmet) to get more relevant content. Proximity searching
Try a discipline specific database.
Try limiters (publication date, peer reviewed)
String synonyms together with an "OR"
Truncate to get many variations of a word
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Is the topic academic or is information more likely to be found in news or government publications.
Broaden your search from a keyword in title to a keyword in abstract, for example.
Looking for books about Women's Studies?
Below are a series of call number ranges you can browse. Most of these books are available on the 3rd Floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library:
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)
Use these subject headings to help you find books on your topic:
Psychoanalysis and feminism
Sex discrimination against women.
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.