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UBC Library Informatics for Nursing

Welcome to UBC Library Informatics for Nursing. This is an overview for nursing students to searching the academic literature. Start here for an introduction to UBC Library's nursing resources.  Please also see the Nursing Research Guide for more resources.

1.01 Introduction to searching basics

The search techniques below work in most library databases.

In this section, you'll learn to search using:

  • Truncation and wildcards
  • Boolean Operators (and, or, not)
  • Parentheses
  • Phrases

But first let's think about your topic.