Title Search: When searching for a title in a language other than English, enclose the title in quotation marks. This ensures that a non-English word such as "de" or "su" is not interpreted as a two-letter search tag.
What Part of the Document to Search
By default, ERIC ProQuest will look for your search terms anywhere except the full text. This is called "Anywhere except full text - NOFT" which is the default search parameter.
You can change that by selecting another parameter from the dropdown as shown on the right.
Anywhere - choose to search anywhere in the document with caution - that option will also search full text so it may give you irrelevant results, but if you're looking to broaden your search, it's one strategy you might try.
Filter By Education Level
One filter unique to ERIC ProQuest is the Education Level filter in Advanced Search.
Similar to other databases, you build your search string by entering keywords or phrases on each line, using the add row button to add additional keywords/phrases. Select the All Fields dropdown to change
By default Web of Science will search Web of Science Core Collection. By clicking on that dropdown, you can change to another collection, or choose All Databases. Hovering over each collection in the dropdown shows the date range and scope of that collection.
Web of Science Advanced Search builds on the same way of inputting search terms row by row, but gives you the option to first build your query and see it in a preview box before searching.
You can also type your entire search in the query builder using field tags.
As part of your writing process, you might find it helpful to see what other scholars have reviewed on your topic. Reading existing literature reviews gives you a good idea of whether your field incorporates historical literature or focuses on current literature, and where there are gaps in method, framework, or topic.
Try adding "literature review", "scoping review", "systemic review", or "meta-analysis" to your search using the AND operator.