Place phrases in quotes
Use the * for truncation:
black* = black or blacks
"african american*" = african american or african americans
feminis* = feminism or feminist or feminists
homosexual* = homosexual or homosexuals
college* = college or colleges
universit* = university or universities
activis* = activism or activist
advertis* = advertise or advertisement or advertisements
use - or - to connect synonyms
lgbt or gay or homosexual or lesbian or queer
black* or "african american*"
tv or television
facebook or internet or twitter or "social media"
college* or universit*
"domestic violence" or "intimate partner violence" or "partner abuse"
use - and - to connect concepts
"body image" and advertising
"body image" and ("mass media" or tv or television) and "self esteem"
menstruation and (advertis* or media or tv or facebook or twitter or television)
racism and "college student*" and (activis* or engagement or "political activity"
"international student*" and "mental health"
Retrieving too many results?
In the EbscoHost databases you can:
1. change the search from Select a Filed to AB Abstract or SU Subject
2. Limit to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals
3. Limit date range
In the ProQuest databases:
Change search field from the start from Anywhere to either
Anywhere except fulltxt - ALL
Abstract - AB
In most cases you can search just with first name last name, in quotes:
add additional words:
and add words relating/describes the woman's profession/ what she is known for:
politics law or legal music
other keywords that describe any related issues
inequality "social justice"
"international students" and "mental health"
lgbt or gay or lesbian* or homosexual* or queer
"domestic violence" or "domestic abuse" or "intimate partner violence"
racism and student* and (college* or universit*)
activis* or "political activity"
advertis* or tv or television or media