Search related concepts (including scientific & common names) and combine with OR
Add additional concepts using AND
Use truncation symbol (wildcard) “*” to search various word endings
Be aware of variant spellings/terms/phrases & British terms
Consider searching for similar research with other organisms
Utilize database search aids
Here are some tips to help you when searching! The following tips can increase your chances of find articles and journals that best fit what you are looking for!
How to Broaden or Narrow Your Searches
Sometimes when you search a databases thousands of articles will appear, so you will have to narrow your search. Other times only ten articles may appear and you need to broaden your search. Well Boolean Operators can help you do both!
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