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Occupational Health & Safety: Searches

3 Search examples with Limiters

*Click on images below to update or modify the search.*

Search in a biomedical database

What are the risks of sewage workers getting an occupational disease?

 

Search in a multidisciplinary database

Is it possible to prevent an outbreak of Covid-19 in processing plants?

Search in a database for Canadian newspapers

Example of newspaper articles on the fire situation in B.C.

Database Search Tips

1. Use the * [asterisk] at the end of a word to find all endings: 

  • e.g. STATISTIC* will find STATISTIC, STATISTICS, STATISTICAL OR STATISTICIAN etc.

2. Use OR for terms that mean the same (synonyms): 

  • e.g. POLICE* OR "LAW ENFORCEMENT" (Hint: OR will give you more results)

3. use quotation marks for an exact phrase

  • e.g. "LAW ENFORCEMENT"

4. Use AND for fewer, but more precise, hits. 

For best results, use the separate search boxes in ADVANCED SEARCH

  • For example:
    • First Search Box:  STATISTIC*
    • AND
    • Second Search Box:  POLICE* OR "LAW ENFORCEMENT‚Äč"