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Health Care Reform
Social Determinants of Health
Using AND/OR/NOT (Boolean Search Operators)
Use AND to focus search and combine different aspects of your topic.
Example: health and insurance
Use OR to expand your search and find synonyms/related terms.
Example: insurance or coverage
Use NOT to exclude a word or phrase from your search
Example: insurance not private
Additional Search Tips
"Phrase search" - Use quotation marks" " to search for a particular phrase.Example: "single payer insurance"
Truncation * - Use an asterisk to find variations of a word. Put an asterisk following the root of the word to find all variations of that word, including singular and plural.Example: poli* (finds policy, policies, etc.)
(Grouping/Nesting Keywords) - Use parentheses ( ) as a way to group all your search terms together.Example: (medicare or medicaid) and "insurance reform"
Robinson, Sherry. "Health insurance coverage among the privately- and self-employed." Entrepreneurial Executive 13 (2008): 53+. Academic OneFile. Web. 17 Mar. 2010.
Levine, Robert. Shock therapy for the American health care system : why comprehensive reform is needed. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, 2009.