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NURS MSN NP School of Nursing Library Instruction Session Spring 2024

Library resources to support the M.S.N. Online degree program at SLU's Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing.

Basic Keyword Search Techniques

AND--Combines Search Terms for Fewer but More Precise Results

The default in many library databases is to find results that include every word in a basic search. Think of this as using AND between the words: 

  • children AND corn AND obesity
  • children corn obesity

An AND search generates results for that include ALL of the AND-ed terms.