**Use synonyms for your concepts
Think about alternative search terms (synonyms, related, broader, or narrower terms) for your concepts. Try searching with these alternatives.
Example: Stroke, Cerebrovascular Accident,CVA, Brain Infarction, Cerebral Infarction, Cerebrovascular Disorders
**Use the wildcard symbol (often the asterisk (*)) to truncate
Example: child* will retrieve child, child's, children, children's
**Use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase
Example: "global warming"
Use Boolean operators when allowed
AND – use to combine concepts (when both concepts must be present)
OR – use for synonyms (when either concept could be present)