Health Sciences (Interdisciplinary)

Create a search strategy

General Research Tips

Common database search operators

Quotation marks -- " "

e.g. "public health" (will retrieve documents that contain this exact phrase)

Boolean operators -- AND, OR, NOT

e.g. diabetes AND children (will retrieve documents that contain both keywords)

Truncation -- *

e.g. Canad* (will retrieve documents that contain Canada, Canadian, Canadians, canadien, etc.)

Wildcards -- ?

e.g. wom?n (will retrive documents that contain woman or women)

Please note that operators and search syntax may vary from database to database: consult specific database help pages for more information.

More search tips and tricks can be consulted in the boolean logic & search characters guide (linked below)

Choosing the best databases for your research project

On this page, you will find a selection of databases that can be used to locate articles on your research topic.  Key databases in health sciences, education, and social sciences have been listed. 

Depending on your topic, you may want to consult resources in related subject areas such as medicine, sociology, psychology, etc..  Pertinent research  guides have been listed in order to help you identify other potential databases.  A full listing of all research guides can be located on the library's website.

Should you require any assistance, do not hesitate to contact your research librarian.

Key databases

Related Databases

Multidisciplinary Databases

Health Sciences Databases

Education, social sciences databases