Search tips

Combine keywords and phrases:

  • start with just a few broad key terms, connecting terms with AND.
  • add terms to narrow your search
  • enclose phrases in quotation marks, e.g. "climate change"
  • include alternative terms in parentheses connected with OR, e.g. (policy OR legislation OR regulation)
  • truncate terms with an asterisk to find variant endings, e.g.,  (Note: Don't truncate after just a few letters -- you will find too many unrelated terms.)
  • Note: Most databases will find plurals without the need for truncation.).


sweden AND finland AND pension

hungary AND "social policy"

norway AND "housing policy"

"social insurance" AND

"social protection" AND


Search tip: try different terms and phrases, welfare, "social policy" , "entitlements" (maybe)

Subject databases

Area Studies Databases