Enter search terms on separate lines e.g., enter title of film on the top line, director's last name below, so as to articulate your search request. Use Boolean Operators to improve your search:
Quotations marks (search for specific phrases or names)
"suburban life", "Sam Mendes", "American Beauty"
AND (narrows your search)
sex AND "motion pictures"
porn AND distribution
OR (widens your search)
film OR movies OR cinema
media OR "mass media"
"pseudo-events" OR "pseudo events"
MGM OR "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer"
The Asterisk * (widens your search by telling the database to seek the root word with any type of ending)
femin* = feminine, feminist, feminists, feminist's, feminism
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