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Database quick guides: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Oxford Medical Handbooks

 

 DESCRIPTION

EXAMPLES

Finding variations of a word

 

* replaces zero or any number of characters
 

 

? replaces a single character

c*t finds cat, caught, commencement, conflict, consent, cot, cut

 

c?t finds cat, cot, cut

The singular form of a word finds also the plural form

 

Stemming

symptom finds symptoms

 

 

assess finds assess, assessing, assesses

Phrases

 

Phrase in quotation marks.

"pulmonary disease"

No truncation inside phrases

 

Operators

Boolean operators: AND, OR, NOT, NEAR

fever AND tremor

Order of precedence rules

Use parentheses to override operator precedence

 

Tips for search

 

 

Quick Search is limited to the names, authors and abstracts of documents

 

Advanced Search can search e.g. in the full texts of documents (drop-down menu)

 

Punctuation marks between letters or numbers do not affect the search result.

IL-4 can be searched il-4 or "il 4"

 

mRNA is searched mrna

mRNA is not searched m-rna or "m rna"

Names including characters outside the English alphabet must be searched with the asterisk (*)                    

Stefan Grundström is searched Grundstr*