Search Techniques

Search Techniques

  • Identify main concepts
  • Synonyms/related terms (food security, food insecurity)
  • Keywords Boolean operators
    • AND (for combining different concepts, finds fewer results)
    • OR (for combining synonyms, finds more results)
    • NOT (remove unwanted results)
  • Phrase searching (“food security”)
  • Truncation (equit*)
  • Controlled vocabulary
  • Similar/Related articles
  • Citing/Reference tracking
  • Review articles
  • Search History
Content last reviewed: January 24, 2021