When searching databases or the Online Catalog, consider the following when entering your keyword search terms:
1. Pick your topic. carbon footprint
carbon footprint of industries
carbon footprint of industries or residences
2..Are there multiple terms that could be used for your topic?
carbon footprint or carbon cost
industries or businesses
residences or households
2. Are there ways to "truncate" a term to pick up alternative spellings or singular/plural?
industr* for industry, industries, industrial
household* for household, households
residen* for residence, residences, residential
Note: The most common truncation symbol used in databases is an asterisk *. The Online Catalog uses a question mark ?.
3. Use combinations of terms and truncated words when searching the databases.
carbon footprint and industries
carbon footprint and industr*
carbon footprint and residences
carbon footprint and residen*
carbon footprint and (industr* or residen*)
carbon footprint and (industr* or residen* or household*)
carbon and (footprint or cost)
carbon and (footprint or cost) and industr*