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The video above covers this, but I'll put it in a simple bulleted list:
- For search terms with more than one word, put them in quotes
- mental health will work as a search term, but you will be better off with "mental health"
- Using the Boolean terms AND, OR totally works in google, you just need to put them in caps - I wish I knew why
- megaliths OR Stonehenge AND mystery OR conspiracy
- To limit your search to a type of site, or a specific site, use site:
- "community gardens" site:.gov - will return pages by the US government or states
- "community gardens" site:rollingstone.com - will return pages only from www.rollingstone.com
I can't say I'd start my searching with google, but use the library resources to build your searches, then try out google.