Below are examples of how you can combine search terms and narrow your query. Your search terms can be broad to gain an overview of a topic or narrow for more specific results. Such terms can be used on their own or combined with others to discover topics that may interest you. For example, use two phrases in an advanced search to narrow your results: parks and recreation AND youth development will provide a list of articles discussing the various ways that our parks and recreation programs affect children in our communities.
If you find far too many search results even after combining search terms, try altering and/or adding some terms. In the example above, I found over 16,000 results- but when I changed my search and added a third phrase (municipal parks programs AND urban youth AND developmental psychology), I narrowed my results to 270.
Click on the links in the word cloud below to open searches in the library's Articles+ database, which includes the HSU Library's physical collection as well as electronic databases and other outside materials.