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Nouns from your research question turn into keywords.

What led to the shortage of pilots and how does the shortage affect the military?



Searches you can try include:

  • "military pilot" AND shortage
  • "military pilot" OR ("armed forces" AND pilot)) AND shortage
  • "military pilot" AND retention

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  • AND is used in most databases to ensure that each term is present somewhere in the search results: pilot AND shortage

  • The asterisk (*) is a symbol which allows for variant word endings: automat*=automatic, automation, etc. 

  • Quotes are used to indicate that the words enclosed must be searched as a phrase: "military pilot

  • OR is used between terms to indicate that either term is acceptable:  aviation OR aeronautics

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