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Databases respond best to keyword searching. To search efficiently, turn your research question into a keyword search like this:
Research Question: How does Shakespeare's portrayal of Rosalind in As You Like It compare with Renaissance attitudes toward women?
Search One: (Search with keywords connected by “and”):
Rosalind and portrayal and As You Like It and women and Renaissance
Search Two: (Truncate some of the keywords using *):
Rosalind and portray* and As You Like It and women and Renaissance
Search Three: (Add alternate words into the search with “(or)”):
Rosalind and portray* and As You Like It and (gender or women) and Renaissance
Go to the Four Search Strategies video on this page for examples of all of these searches.