Last Updated: Mar 10, 2017
Yes, search terms or keywords can consist of individual words or phrases.
If searching for information containing a particular phrase it is best to enclose the phrase in inverted commas e.g. ʺbest practiceʺ. This tells the search engine (e.g. Library Search, Google) to find resources which contain the exact phrase.
Phrase searching is a search strategy which can help to increase the chances of finding relevant information.
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