Find more (broaden your results) with OR and wildcards:
drug abuse or drug addiction (finds either term)
anorexia or anorexic
anorexi* (finds anorexia, anorexic, anorexics, etc.)
Find less (narrow your results) with AND:
bipolar disorder and drug therapy (finds both terms)
Find less with NOT:
attention span not adhd (excludes records that mention adhd)
Sample search statement:
(chest pain* or coronary) and rehospitalization
Finding Scholarly Articles on Your Topic
These tutorials include practice in Neumann Library web-based resources and self-quiz questions to help you check your understanding.
(1:55) Learn how to locate full text using Find It @ UHCL, interlibrary loan, or a known article citation.
(3:12) Distinguishes characteristics of scholarly articles/journals from those of popular articles/magazines. Peabody Library, Vanderbilt Univ.
(1:43) Learn how logical operators AND and OR work to help you get good results in library research databases.
(1:55) Learn how to retrieve varying forms of a word and improve search results.
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