Answered By: ESC Sara
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2023     Views: 141

If you've done a search, and are overwhelmed by the number of search results, there are ways to narrow these further. Some suggestions:

  • Be precise. If you've searched "seizures" but you want information on "febrile seizures," be sure to include that in your search terms.
  • Narrow by demographics. Do you want information regarding infants? Adolescents? Adults? Seniors? Populations by race, ethnicity, or religious affiliation? Sexual orientation or gender identity? Something else? Add related keywords to your search terms.
  • Narrow by location. Limit your results to a certain city, county, state, region, country, or continent by adding it to your keywords.
  • Narrow by time period. Choose a year, decade, century or era, and add it to your keywords.


These sections of our Research Skills Tutorial will help further:

Boolean Operators
Refining Results by Date, Peer Review, and Document Type

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