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How to Search in the Health Sciences: Overview

Overview

  • To be good at searching databases, it is important to use common search techniques that you can apply to almost any database, including:

    • article databases

    • online catalogs

    • search engines

  • Article databases offer more options and more control over your searches and require search techniques not commonly available in many search engines.  

  • Using these techniques will help you find relevant articles, books and other materials related to your information need

Didn't get the results you wanted or expected?

When you search a database and do not get the results you expect, ask us for advice by...

Consult a Health Sciences Librarian

Acknowledgement

The content and design of this page was gathered from and inspired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Database Search Tips LibGuide.


Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library (University of Manitoba) --- ph. 204-789-3342 | healthlibrary@umanitoba.ca