Before you begin a database search, it is helpful to break down your questions into keywords or phrases.
Using these keywords can help you get started with your database search.
Combining keywords or phrases with the word AND tells the database to look for articles that include BOTH words. Example: adhesive capsulitis AND electrotherapy modalities
Combining keywords or phrases with the word OR tells the database to look for articles that include EITHER or BOTH the words. This expands your results, and is useful when you want the database to look for synonyms.
Example: adhesive capsulitis OR frozen shoulder
Tip: When you are combining terms with AND and OR, it is helpful to capitalize them. This lets the database know that you are looking to combine terms, and that you are not looking for articles that contain the keyword and.