This Tips to Save you Time: Find Info Fast PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the library research process and commonly used keyword search tips. Generally, you will start your research with keyword searches, so it is a good idea to memorize these tips. You can also look for resource specific tips, such as the truncation symbol and date range limit, on the help screens of the database(s) being used and on the Research@UWW: Search Tips guide.
The yellow areas on these diagrams show what you will find when you use different Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) to connect your terms.
For more tips, see the Search Strategies: Boolean Operators and Search Symbols guide.