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Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing 8200:216: Database Search Tips

Nursing Faculty: Sheryl Stuck, Spring Semester 2019

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

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