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Library Orientation for Nursing

This information is focused toward nurses conducting research via the Emory Libraries

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This search using Boolean finds over 2000 citations in PubMed:

This search using Boolean, truncation and phrase searching finds around 500 citations in PubMed:

This search using Boolean, truncation, phrase searching and field descriptors finds about 400 citations in PubMed:

Click here to run the final search in PubMed.


Once you've run your search, look at the results and assess the findings. 

  • Are you retrieving what you expected to find? 
  • Do you see new synonyms that you could add to your search?
  • Are the field descriptors you chose too limiting?