The Search Bar within Read can be used for specific phrases, such as the title of a journal, or as a combination of terms using Boolean search. All search bars within Read are capable of using Boolean.
Boolean Search Methods:
- And is equal to the + (plus) symbol.
- Not is equal to the - (minus) symbol.
- Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems
Neuro* includes Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, etc
- Near is equal to putting a search query in quotes, e.g., "Brain Surgery". You're essentially telling the search engine that you want all of these words, in this specific order or this specific phrase.
- AND is the default setting of the search engine — meaning, it will return matches for if the article includes all of the words you enter.
- You can also combine operators, for more complicated, targeted searches. For example, you could enter Neuro -Neurons -"Brain Surgery" to find pages that include "Neuro" but neither "Neurons" nor the entire phrase "Brain Surgery".
- Evaluation, not clinical trial would be: Evaluation -"clinical trial"
- Diabetes and cholesterol would be: Diabetes +cholesterol
- Prescription Drugs and Health Hazards would be: "Prescription Drugs" +"Health Hazards"