You can use Boolean search words and symbols in Google and library databases.
Advanced Search Techniques
There are some more things you can do with databases to make your searching even more efficient. The simplest thing you can do is use the database's advanced search feature. Generally the advanced search gives you more ways to specify exactly what you want in your result list. Use the Help menu in the Database or ask a librarian to help you.
Here's an example of an advanced search in a database, with extra filters displayed: