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UBC Library Informatics for Nursing: MODULE 1: Searching basics

An overview of searching Academic Literature for Nursing students

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.