FNRT 301 Traditions in European Theatre: Get Better Results

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  1. Do not write an entire sentence into a database's search box.  Explain your topic to someone in three words or less.  Multi-word terms that are a single idea (e.g. a play title) count as one word, just put them in quotation marks (e.g. "Greek tragedy").  These are your search terms.
  2. Search terms that represent different aspects of your topic (e.g. "Greek tragedy" and costume) should be entered into different search boxes when available.  Otherwise, these terms can be combined using the word AND (e.g. "Greek tragedy" AND costume).
  3. Search terms that are synonyms or related terms (e.g. costume or mask) should be entered into the same search box and combined using the word OR (e.g. costume OR mask).  If multiple search boxes are not available, group related terms in parentheses and combine with the word OR.

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