Helpful Hints for Researchers
- Searching by subject area is recommended for
books and databases.
- If the database permits, you may limit
searches by date or journal title.
- If a search is done and there are not enough
hits then use the operator “or” and a
-For example: Men or Males, Women or
- If a search results in too many hits, then
develop another search using the original searchterm, operator
“and”, plus another limiting term for example:
-Schizophrenia, if there are too many hits, narrow
your subject down to schizophrenia and adults.