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Database Search Tips

Use AND to search for different concepts. This tells the database to retrieve ALL of your search terms and will narrow your results.
e.g. lung AND cancer

Use OR to search for similar concepts. This tells the database to retrieve ANY of your search terms and will broaden your results.
e.g. lung OR pulmonary

Use parenthesis to organize your search when you want to combine more than one concept. Put parentheses around similar concepts using OR, then connect them using AND.
e.g. (lung OR pulmonary) AND (cancer OR neoplasms)

Truncation broadens your search to include various word endings and spellings. Truncation symbols may vary by database. If in doubt, check the search tips or help feature. Common symbols include: *, !, ?, or #
e.g. genetic* = genetic, genetics, genetically

Similar to truncation, wildcards substitute a symbol for one letter of a word. This is useful for words spelled in different ways.
e.g.  p?ediatric = paediatric, pediatric

"Phrase Searching"
Most databases allow you to specify that words be searched as a phrase. Using quotes around search words is a common way to do phrase searching. 
e.g. "borderline personality disorder"

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oneSource is available at the following SHA sites.  No username or password is required. 

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Cypress Regional Hospital Swift Current
Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital Moosejaw
Humboldt District Health Centre Humboldt
Lloydminster Hospital Lloydminster
Melfort Hospital Melfort
Nipawin Hospital Nipawin
Northwest Health Facility Meadow Lake
Pasqua Hospital, Regina General Hospital Regina
St. Joseph's Hospital Estevan
St. Peter's Hospital Melville
Saskatoon City Hospital, St. Paul's Hospital, Royal University Hospital Saskatoon
Victoria Hospital Prince Albert
Weyburn General Hospital Weyburn
Yorkton Regional Health Centre Yorkton

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