I am writing a paper for a literature review in a masters course. As part of it I need to include a list of the terms I used in the search engine to find previous papers on my subject.
The list is something like: spoons, fork*, "knife and fork", "knives and fork*", sporks.
Normally the commas would be put on the inside of the quotations marks but I feel like this different because the quotation marks are not indicating that the phase is a quotation, they are actually part of the term that I put into the search engine.
I am supposed to follow the APA style for this article but I think that this is such an odd case that it doesn't really have a definite answer for me.
Am I correct in thinking this?