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Introduction to Nursing: 8200:100: Database Search Tips

Nursing Faculty: Cheryl Buchanan and Cheryl Owen, Fall 2020

Searching Tips

Combine terms using Boolean operators (AND, OR)

  • Use AND to search for specific terms, usually retrieves fewer results.  

  • Use OR to search for synonyms or variations of terms, usually retrieves more search results.             

    beaver AND duck = platypus

source: http://i.imgur.com/8BFAq.png