Put phrases inside quotation marks to find that exact phrase
Wild card characters may be used inside quotation marks.
"artificial* implant*" = would find artificial implants, artificially implanted
* (asterisk) = replaces 0 or more letters, * can be placed at beginning or end of word
catheter* will find catheter, catheters, catheterization, etc.
*prosthe* will find megaprostheses
$ (dollar sign) = replaces 0 or 1 letter
orthop$edic will find orthopaedic, orthopedic
? (question mark) = replaces 1 letter only
en?oblast will find entoblast, endoblast
NOTE: Truncation characters may be used within phrases. Example: "cardiac catheter*"
AND = all search words must be present but do not have to be adjacent, software assumes AND if no operators are listed between search words, does not work in Publication Name or Source search
"bipolar disorder" AND parenting
OR = at least one of the search words must be present
aspartame OR saccharine OR sweetener*
NOT = search words before NOT must be present, any search words listed after NOT must be absent
aids NOT hearing
NEAR = search words must be within x words of each other in same field, words can be in either order, default is 15 words unless you specify a number, no more than near/5 is recommended, does not work in Year Published search
artificial* NEAR/3 implant* (will find artificial implant, artificial heart implantation, implantation of an artificial, artificial knee joint prosthesis implantation)
SAME = only works in Address search, locates words in same line of address
"north dakota" SAME med* will find UND SMHS authors
Note: Use parentheses to indicate what parts of search should be processed first.
vaping AND (adolescen* OR teen*)