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Place your cursor over the dots in the right bottom corner of the All Fields box and drag to expand the size of the search box.
For best results searching phrases, place within quotation marks. When possible, limit phrase to 4-5 words. (Ex: "condom*" OR "Barrier method*" OR "male condom" OR "female condom" )
If you use MS Word to construct search strategies and include quotation marks, do not paste
into POPLINE. A text editor is the better option for designing your search criteria.
Use the asterisk * as a wildcard to truncate, or shorten, a word. See
issues with wildcard searching
Enter Boolean operators (
) in uppercase characters to combine search terms or phrases.
Use parentheses to group search terms to control the logic of the search. For example, to search for either
(population OR family) AND planning
to add another search box of the same field.
Boolean operators to the left of the search boxes connect concepts between fields.
Boolean operators to the right of the search boxes connect concepts within the same field.
Separate keywords selected from the autocomplete list with a
them together. To combine keywords with
, add another Keyword search box.
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