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Hit or Miss V. Phrase Searching

Hit or Miss Search: fda regulated herbal products


 Phrase Search: "fda regulated" and "herbal products"

 

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Boolean Operators

Search: Dietary OR Herbal OR Nutritional

Results contain all of the sources that contain ANY of those search terms.


And, +

Search: "FDA Regulation" AND "Herbal Supplements"

Results contain sources with BOTH of those terms


Not, -

Search: Dietary OR Herbal AND Supplements"  NOT Vitamins

Results contain sources containing results relating to the Dietary/Herbal Supplements 

WITHOUT including articles mentioning Vitamins.

 

Let's try these out.

Truncation and Wild Cards

Truncation

Truncation symbols, typically the * or ?, allow for you to search for variations of a root word.

Search:  regulat*
=
regulat(e)
regulat(ed)
regulat(es)
regulat(ing)
regulat(ion)
regulat(ions)
regulat(ive)
regulat(ives)
regulat(or)
regulat(orial)
regulat(orily)
regulat(ors)
regulat(ory)
regulat(ories)


At least 14 searches in 1!


 

Wildcards

Wildcards, typically the #, look for all possible variations of a letter in a single position within a word.


Search: Wom#n
=
Woman, Women, Womyn, Wom!n, Wom@n

 

Sample Search Strategy

Search #Searched forResults
1 "united states food and drug administration" 30141
2 ("united states food and drug administration" or USFDA or FDA) 1371835
3 ("united states food and drug administration" or USFDA or FDA) and regulation 218407
4 ("united states food and drug administration" or USFDA or FDA) and regulat* 499395
5 ("united states food and drug administration" or USFDA or FDA) and regulat* and (herb* or diet* or natur* or botanic*) and supplements 33697
6 ("united states food and drug administration" or USFDA or FDA) and regulat* and (herb* or diet* or natur* or botanic*) and supplements and (sale* or advertisement) 12783
7 ("united states food and drug administration" or USFDA or FDA) and regulat* and (herb* or diet* or natur* or botanic*) and supplements and (sale* or advertisement) NOT tobacco 10777
8 ("united states food and drug administration" or USFDA or FDA) and regulat* and (herb* or dietary or natur* or botanic*) and supplements and (sale* or advertisement) NOT tobacco 10539
9 (("united states food and drug administration" OR USFDA OR FDA) AND regulat* AND (herb* OR dietary OR natur* OR botanic*) AND supplements AND (sale* OR advertisement) NOT tobacco) AND peer(yes) 1241
10 (("united states food and drug administration" OR USFDA OR FDA) AND regulat* AND (herb* OR dietary OR natur* OR botanic*) AND supplements AND (sale* OR advertisement) NOT tobacco) AND peer(yes) AND yr(2010-2019) 596
11 (("united states food and drug administration" OR USFDA OR FDA) AND regulat* AND (herb* OR dietary OR natur* OR botanic*) AND supplements AND (sale* OR advertisement) NOT tobacco) AND peer(yes) AND (stype.exact("Scholarly Journals") AND yr(2010-2019)) 591

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