A keyword search is generally not a one-shot exercise. As you search, pay attention to the results you receive and adjust your search strategy to build a better search to find additional relevant results. As you search, pay attention to any similar search terms in the results that speak to your topic and integrate these terms into a new search.
Each database has its own searching defaults, however the following general tips tend to carry from platform to platform:
Use an asterisk (*) to Truncate words in your search:
Example: Searching for econom* will find economY, economICS, economICAL, etc
Search example: You need to write a paper on entrepreneurs and product development.
The screen below shows how we could run a search in Business Source Complete.
Notice that you can sort your results by relevance, or date using the drop down menu on the right side of the search interface.