Use AND between keywords to narrow your search.
Example: technology AND "early childhood"
Use OR between keywords to expand your search.
Example: (technology OR computers) AND ("early childhood" OR "child development")
Use NOT between keywords to exclude irrelevant results from your search.
Example: technology AND "early childhood" NOT "special education"
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Using a synthesis matrix is a great way to organize your research as you synthesize sources for your literature review. Download an Excel spreadsheet template and example PDF below.