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OPTOMETRY AND BIOMEDICAL DATABASES

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Search Operators and Tips

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Find the PDF Copy of an Article

In the database search results, click the Get it at UC icon button to check for an online copy of the article.
Or, search by article title in UC Library Search; if it is available online, there will be a link to access it.

PICO Framework for Optometry Research Questions

Use PICO to frame research questions. Determine the population or problem, the intervention, a comparison intervention, and outcomes. Use the keywords for those ideas in your searches.

Population / problem examples: astigmatism, myopia, cataracts, eye tracking, children, adults, aged

Intervention examples: corrective lens, surgery

Comparison interventions are optional

Outcome examples: improved vision

Embase database has a handy PICO search form.

Boolean Operators

 

 

Use "OR" when combining terms within the same PICO frame.

Use "AND" when combining terms from different PICO frames.

The "NOT" operator is a very blunt instrument; avoid it most of the time.