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Definitions Selecting Search Techniques Search Strategy

phrase searching


Some databases automatically search for phrases or adjacent words. Some databases do not have this capability. Check the database Help screens for details. For example:

Keyword search: hearing aids

  • A database with phrase searching would yield:
Hearing aids for the elderly
  • A database without phrase searching could yield:
AIDS and teenagers : hearing before
the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families...

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