Take some time to think about your key terms and how they may appear in a database's search results.
Brainstorm your key terms and consider:
Veterans: veteran, veterans, military, soldiers, servicemen
PTSD: PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder
Develop an online search strategy using appropriate Boolean operators, proximity operators, and truncation / wildcard characters.
Each database will include limiters that are specific to the discipline.
Note: If you are in the habit of searching multiple databases simultaneously, you may be missing out on limiters that are specific to individual databases.
For example, in the PsycInfo database, here are recommended limiter helpful to this specific assignment:
Additional PsycInfo limiters that may apply to your particular search include:
The Medline database also includes the following limiter that may be helpful to your particular search:
Consider using these limiters:
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