Use AND between keywords to narrow your search.
Example: pirates AND sea
Use OR between keywords to expand your search.
Example: (pirates OR piracy) AND (sea OR maritime)
Use NOT between keywords to exclude irrelevant results from your search.
Example: (pirates OR piracy) NOT copyright
Tip! The citations you can copy from EBSCOhost almost always have the wrong formatting, ex. capitalization. Be sure to correct those if you use them.
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