There are many different ways to search for information in databases.
Here is one way to get you started with searching:
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|Phrase Searching: Quotations are placed around a phrase.||Phrase Searching Example: "inhaled corticosteroid" returns articles containing the exact phrase in the order it is typed.|
|Add concepts to your search string using the Boolean operator AND.||Boolean Operator AND Example: "pediatric patient" AND asthma returns articles discussing both concepts.|
|Add alternate concepts to your search string using the Boolean operator OR.||Boolean Operator OR Example: "physical activity" OR "physical exercise" returns articles that only mention physical activity or articles that only mention physical exercise.|
|Truncation: An asterisk truncates the term and commands the database to search for the term with any possible ending.||Truncation Example: medicat* returns articles containing medication, medicate, medicating|
|Wildcard: A letter is replaced with a question mark (?) within a word.||
wom?n returns articles containing woman, women
If you come across a citation to an article and you'd like to track down its full text, here are a couple of options:
"qualitative study of determinants of ptsd treatment initiation"