EBP and the Library: 5. Learn about search tools

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REQUIRED:

Watch Boolean Operators, and Truncation videos. 

OPTIONAL: 

Watch the Search and Keyword overview video OR review "Search and Keyword overview" slides 

Core Parts of Creating a Good Search Strategy

  1. Have a good PICO research question/topic 
  2. Create a keyword list - modify it as you search 
  3. Identify places to search 
  4. Search using Boolean operators 
  5. Use database features like filters and subject headings 
  6. Use truncation (with caution!) 
  7. Search, modify search, and search again 

Boolean Operators (3:43)

Truncation and Wildcard (2:34)

Search Process and Keywords Overview (4:47)