When searching in Compass and in most databases, it is helpful to use the following operators to make your search more effective:
AND joins two terms
Example: education AND inclusion
OR searches for either term
Example: inclusion OR diversity
NOT excludes a term
Example: education NOT "higher education"
* an asterisk searches for versions of a word
Example: educat* brings back results for education, educate, educates, etc.
" " forces a phrase so the words are searched for together rather than singularly
Example: "higher education" will search for the phrase
( ) allows you to search using different operations, like in a math problem
Example: education AND (diversity OR inclusion)
? replaces a letter in a word
Example: wom?n searches for women and woman