Always think about different ways to say the same thing. Start with keywords to describe your topic, within results, look at the abstract and subject headings to identify additional keywords to use.
Start with keywords
Place Quotes Around a Phrase:
"dont ask don't tell"
Place an * at the end of the word to retrieve all the variations
role* = role or roles
feminis* = feminism or feminist
sex* = sex or sexual or sexism or sexist
homosexual* = homosexual or homosexuals or homosexuality
lesbian* = lesbian or lesbians
asexual* = asexual or asexuality
college* = college or colleges
universit* = university or universities
combine word/s using connectors.
OR: either term/s are included (to connect synonyms or like concepts)
"gender role" or "gender identity"
gay or homosexual* or lgbt or lesbian*
law or legislation
intersex or intergender
college* or universit*
AND: all terms must be included (to connect concepts)
"lgbt adoption" and law
homosexual* and "civil right*"
Put it all together:
(lgbt or gay or lesbian* or homosexual*) and adoption and (law or legislation)
transgender and (university or college*) and (housing or dorm*)