Databases are more literal than literate. They function by matching words--exactly. Generally they don't adapt for varied spellings, misspellings, or typos. Some may automatically search for related terms, but most count on the user to think of all possible search terms.
Research is an ongoing discussion or conversation, a social activity. One way to engage and explore is to follow the trails of association.
In online sources many of these associations are hot-linked so you can explore further by simply clicking a link on an author's name, a journal title, a descriptor or subject term, a library catalog call number.
Some databases provide links from the citations in an article or links to more recent works that cite the article you're looking at. If links are not automatically provided, you can often replicate this by searching for an author/article title in Discover@MU. (Use the full text search to find more recent works citing the source you're interested in.)
Some databases include a small widget that links out to social media posts or other citations.