Suggestions for finding good keywords to refine your searching:
Pay attention to words and phrases in articles and resources you find on your topic, particularly those that are very relevant for you.
Think about the kinds of people your housing is designed for: elderly people, young people, homeless people, etc. Try searching for those terms together with a term like housing or dwelling or residence, etc. So if your topic is dormitories, you might try searching "college students" together with housing or residence.
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Use truncation symbols to find variations of a word. For example residen* will find residence, residential, residences, etc.
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