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How to search in the health sciences

Basic searching

Using more advanced search skills requires a basic understanding of the following:

Searching subject headings

Subject headings are predefined terns associated with a particular database.  They can be helpful in situations where you need to both focus your search or broaden your search. 

Keyword searching

There are many ways you can refine your keyword searches to help improve your results.  Consider using one or more of the following:

Refining your search

The most effective way to refine your search results is to consider using some or all the skills presented on this page.

If you still end up needing to refine your results consider using the following: