Tag: search engines

Database search: how to use search terms?

Each database has its own specific method to make the contents of that database accessible and consultable. Most databases use "Basic search" and "Advanced search". Via "Basic search" you can filter the search results after performing a search. "Advanced search" allows you to choose more specific search criteria before performing ...    Read more

Embase: comparison with PubMed and tips & tricks for searching

Embase is regarded as the European equivalent of PubMed/MEDLINE. When using the Embase search engine, you automatically browse not only the Embase database but also articles in PubMed/MEDLINE that have already been assigned MeSH terms. Search operators Embase can be searched using free text and/or with Emtree terms, the keywords ...    Read more

Google: search tips

Google is a powerful search engine. But the results list can be endlessly long and at page 3 you still haven't found what you were looking for. These tips and tricks will help you specify a better search question. Use unique, specific terms (keywords, not sentences). E.g. search for "headache" ...    Read more

Search academic resources in corona times

For news from funders, information on PHD defense and other research Q&A during the corona pandemic, check the overview on the research pages on the university's portal. Find academic literature The library is still there, though remotely, to support you. Check the services and due dates on loans and ...    Read more

Search: Boolean operators

The 3 most important Boolean operators that can be used to┬ásearch on the internet are AND, OR and NOT. These operators are used as conjunctions to combine or exclude search terms in a search, resulting in more focused and productive results. The use of these operators can significantly ...    Read more