Professor: Christy Donmoyer
Librarian: Cynthia Burton
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neurobehavio* will search for neurobehavior, neurobehaviour, neurobehavioural, neurobehavioral, neurobehaviours, etc.
Use Boolean Operators to improve results
or either word will be retrieved
neurorehabilitation or neuroplasticity
and both words must be in the result glia* and stroke
and (or) to combine related terms
parkinson's and (glia* or neuroglia or neuron*)
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Topic Search: vitamin-a and retina---> 444 results (September 2014)
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Refine by article type= review article--->62 articles.
Search within the results-->require that the expression mice or mouse occur somewhere in the article record.
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Enter Donmoyer c* making sure that the field tag is for author.
Look under the Organizations limiting field. what do you notice?