These tips work in most databases but check our Databases Searching Tutorials for more information.
Use Boolean Operators to broaden or narrow your search:
Here are some good ways to start building your words and phrases to describe each concept of your search.
Filters can limit a large search and are offered in every database.
Several databases offers similar articles/related articles that match key words, terms and/or controlled vocabulary in a specific article. Below are a few examples:
Consider these suggestions if a search is not pulling in relevant articles:
See search strategies developed to capture concepts such as outcomes or research instruments in this community blog hosted by librarians. Use the word list on the right to find a search strategy.