When to use the Advanced Search:
When using the advanced search, set up your terms as seen below. Be sure to uncheck the "Sugest Subject Terms" box or else you will only see thesarus terms.
AND vs. OR: Combine your terms with AND when they are 2 different concepts that must be included in your search. Combine your terms with OR when they are synonyms and can be interchanged.
ex: Nurse AND Salary
ex: Nurse OR RN
(_____) Parenthesis: Use parenthesis to group synonyms together with the combining term OR
ex: (Nurse OR RN)
* Asterisk: Use the asterisk to look for all endings of a word by first removing the ending, then adding the asterisk. This is also called Truncation.
ex: nurs* ----> nurse, nurses, nursing
ex: educat* -----> educate, educates, education, educator, educators, etc
If you want to find articles written by nurses, you can use the CINAHL database. Access CINAHL from the links on the right, type your search like normal, then you can use the limits below the search bar like the image below.