Plan your searches carefully!
Some keywords or phrases will be more helpful than others - and - keywords that work well in one database may not be useful in others, so be flexible and willing to try out various terms and/or change databases if you don't find what you need.
When searching databases, linking your primary concepts together with AND tells the database you only want articles that contain both your terms. For example: stigma AND muslim
Linking synonyms together with OR tells the database you want articles that contain any of your terms.
"Nest" synonyms or related terms in parentheses to capture articles you might otherwise miss.
The asterisk also captures articles you might otherwise miss. For instance, islam* will return articles with the words islam, islamic, islamist, islamaphobia; stereotyp* will return articles with the words stereotype, stereotypes, stereotyped, stereotypical, stereotyping.
Look for potentially useful synonyms in the titles, abstracts, and subject headings of articles