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You can start with our Simple Search box to find results quickly; you can also use one of our other search options (e.g., Guided Search or Advanced Search) to add in other limiters to your search terms.

Don’t be too general; choose the most unusual words to limit your results (not health!).

To conduct and searches (e.g., to retrieve records that contain workforce and well-being in a particular field), enter both terms in the search field. You do not need to include quotation marks unless you are searching for an exact phrase.

To match an exact phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, “workforce well-being” matches workforce well-being but not workforce wellbeing or workforce needs, including well-being.

If you are searching for a term that has varied endings, the term may be truncated by typing in the beginning of the word followed by an asterisk. For example, for materials on adolescents, typing adolescen* will retrieve records using both adolescents and adolescence.

The database search engine is not case sensitive. For example, searches for NTTAP and nttap yield the same records.

The order of the words is unimportant. Searching for migrant health yields migrant health programs and health services for the migrant populations.

You may also search using these special characters:

  • @ matches one arbitrary character (e.g., wom@n matches woman and women)
  • * matches zero or more arbitrary characters (e.g., *feeding matches feeding disorders and breastfeeding)
  • = forces the words to be an exact match (e.g., =nutrition matches nutrition and nutrition assessment, but not nutritionists or nutritional requirements)

If a search finds too many records, redo it with additional terms. For example, add a population type (e.g., administrative staff) or another subject term in the search box.

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