LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that facilitates access to the Libraries' full text resources as you find research on the web. LibKey Nomad provides one-click access to full text from websites like PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus and publisher pages.
Currently, LibKey Nomad is available for the following browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Brace & Vivaldi
A comprehensive and systematic search of PubMed includes both controlled vocabulary and keyword terms (i.e. free text, natural language, and synonyms).
Boolean operators are used to combine search terms. In PubMed, you can use the operators AND, OR, and NOT.
Boolean operators MUST be used as upper case (AND, OR, NOT).
OR--use OR between similar keywords, like synonyms, acronyms, and variations in spelling within the same idea or concept
Nutrition OR Diet
AND—use AND to link ideas and concepts where you want to see both ideas or concepts in your search results
Poverty AND Built Environment
NOT—used to exclude specific keywords from the search, however, you will want to use NOT with caution because you may end up missing something important.
(poverty OR low-income) AND (obesity OR overweight)
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