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Some movies have titles that are short or made up of generic/commonly used phrases, which can make it hard to locate relevant articles (e.g. Alien, Up, Bring it On). If the movie is adapted from a book or play, you may also have trouble differentiating them.
Here are some tips that will help you make sure you're finding articles about the correct film.
FIND TOO MANY ARTICLES?
Use the database’s built-in limiting features - usually on the left side of the screen - to limit by material type, date, full-text, scholarly, etc.
SMART SEARCH TERMS:
1. Search by keywords - most important words only
2. Use quotation marks to search for phrases - "The Virgin Suicides"
3. Use Boolean searching to link keywords and phrases
4. Consider truncation - type creat* for create, creating, creators, creation, creatures, etc.
FIND SOMETHING that's ALMOST RIGHT?
Try using the database’s subject terms - usually listed above the article abstract.