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Nursing Research Guide

Too Many Search Results?

There are several ways to narrow your search:

Use database limits for Age Group, Study Type, Research Article, Peer-Reviewed, or Publication Date.

Use subject headings (instead of keywords), apply subheadings, use Major Concept or Restrict to Focus features

Add another relevant term to your search using the Boolean operator AND

Not Enough Search Results?

You can expand a search by using synonyms for your concepts combined with the Boolean connector OR, e.g. nursing homes OR long term care

Identify the 1-2 important concepts in your search question and leave out any non-essential words