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Design your search strategy

Identify Keywords

Consider the topic title:

The relationship between diet and dental health in adolescents

For example, you would break this topic down into its separate components: diet, dental health, adolescents


Identify alternative terms and spellings

Consider synonyms: nutrition, oral health, teenagers

Consider spelling variants: British and American spelling

Consider truncation: dent$ will find dental, dentist, dentistry, denture, dentin, dentures etc. diet$ will find diets, dieting, dietician etc


Combine terms

Combining with OR broadens your search and is used to combine synonyms or related terms

Combining with AND narrows a search and is used to combine different ideas or concepts



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