Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT)
AND finds both terms, OR finds one or both, NOT finds one term, but excludes the other
Use AND, OR, NOT to narrow down your search results
use the * to truncate a search term that may have multiple relevant endings.
ex. searching for child* will find results with the words: child, child's, children
Put quotation marks around phrases to search for the phrase rather than the words separately.
ex. "physical therapy" will only retrieve results with the phrase physical therapy.
Database Limiters (Often found on the Advance Search Screen)
Use database limiters to narrow down your search results: full-text articles only, a certain date range, or only peer-reviewed articles, evidence based practice research