First, identify the key terms in your research topic or question:
How did social conditions contribute to the rise of fascism in Italy?
Then, brainstorm similar keywords or phrases that can be used in a search engine:
Only use words that add value to the search (don't type in full phrases or questions that include words like "are" or "the")
“Truncating” words can help expand your search. Place an asterisk at the end of the root of the word: Ital* will find Italy+ Italian
Multi-word concepts, such as “political party”, need quotation marks to search the words as one phrase
You can use three words called Boolean Operators to improve your search: AND, OR, NOT
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