Choose keywords that represent the main concepts of your research topic.
- Use AND
This strategy will narrow your search.
- Use OR
This strategy will broaden your search. Put words linked by OR inside parentheses.
- Use quotation marks
Using quotation marks will ensure that the database finds results that use that exact phrase.
- Use *
The * symbol tells the database to search for alternative word endings, for example: nurs* will search for nurse, nurses, nursing
"patient safety" AND (elderly OR "older adults")