Choose the most unusual words, if possible (not health!).
If you are searching for a term that has varied endings, the term
may be truncated by typing in the beginning of the word followed
by an asterisk. For example,
for materials on adolescents, typing adolescen* will retrieve records
using both adolescents and adolescence.
To match an exact phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example,"special
health needs" matches children with special health needs and the special
health needs of pregnant women with disabilities but not children with
special health care needs or special needs of newborns.
The database search engine is not case sensitive. For example, searches
for WIC and wic yield
the same records.
You may also search using these special characters:
- @ matches
one arbitrary character (e.g., wom@n matches woman and women)
- * matches
zero or more arbitrary characters (e.g.,*feeding matches feeding
disorders and breastfeeding)
- = forces
the words to be an exact match (e.g.,=nutrition matches nutrition and nutrition
assessment, but not nutritionists or nutritional
If a search
finds too many records, redo it with additional terms. For
example, add a population type (e.g., adolescents) or
another subject term.