Search Strategies and Techniques

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


Initiating an Internet search for information is very simple and very complex. It’s simple because you just type a keyword or phrase into the textbox of the search engine and press the ENTER key. The complexity comes when the search returns a list of 62,000 Web sites containing the keyword! There are several techniques that can be used to refine a search to identify sites that truly meet your information needs.


Search Engine Search Term Food Allergy Boolean Logic Lactose Intolerance 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Margaret J.A. Edwards & Associates, Inc.CalgaryCanada

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