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This guide contains information and resources to assist you as you search for and write about evidence-based research.
Formulate a well-built question
Identify the main idea/keywords/topics in your question
Consider all possible terms, including synonyms to describe the topics
Use OR to broaden your search / Use AND to narrow your search
Try different combinations of terms, particularly if limited retrieval
You may need to search one term or concept at a time
Consider using limits such as publication types, date range, and methodology
Review search results; critically appraise retrieved articles
Revise search as appropriate - You may need to search one term or concept at a time