Improve your Keyword Searching
Narrow or broaden your terms:
Narrow: Instead of eating disorders, use anorexia nervosa or bulimia.
Broaden: instead of rats use rodents.
Use Boolean Operators:
· AND (memory AND cognition: only articles with both words)
· OR (memory OR cognition: all articles with either word)
· NOT (memory NOT cognition: articles on memory, excluding articles with the term cognition)
Descriptors: Find alternate keywords in the list of “tags” or descriptors below the citation information for any article that is close to what you are looking for.
Thesaurus: Click on “thesaurus” in the upper left corner. Use the thesaurus search box to find alternate and additional terminology.
Phrases: Use quotation marks around phrases (“body image”).
Truncation: Use an asterisk (*) to find all the forms of a word. For example, type child* to search child or children.
Wild Cards: Use ? in the middle of a word . The computer will search for all possible replacement letters. For example, wom?n will search woman and women.