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Database Searching

Welcome!

This guide contains information and tips about searching databases to help you get better results.  You can apply these techniques to just about any database, from PubMed to Google.

If you'd like additional searching help, you can contact one of our librarians.

References

Parts of this guide are adapted from:

"Database Search Tips" from John Hopkins University SAIS Library

"How to Improve Database Search Results" from UW Health Science Library

"Boolean Operators: A Cheat Sheet" from UM Bio-Medical Library