Video from Campellsville Libraries about how to use AND, OR, NOT in database searches
Video from Northcentral University Library explains how to use truncation in library database searches.
When you are searching in most library databases, you can use a symbol, usually the asterisk (*), to pull up results that have different endings of a word all in one search.
Elder* finds results that include elder, elders, elderly, etc.
Disab* finds results that include disability, disabilities, disabled, disabling, etc.
Bab* finds baby, babies, babble, baboon, babushka, etc. (Therefore, it is not a good idea to use bab*, since your topic probably doesn’t include all these terms!)