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Embase uses Boolean logic to search. It is important that you know how to use Boolean logic before beginning to search. For more information, check out our guide here.

To access Embase, click on the word "Embase" from the library's home page. Below is an image of the initial search screen. Start typing your keyword and you will see that Embase suggests terms for you. Choose appropriate terms. If you have additional, similar terms to search on, add OR and then begin typing your next term. Embase will again suggest terms for you; choose the appropriate ones.

Go on to your next concept. To do that, click the  "+ Add Field" button, then choose Broad Search.  For example, let's say we are looking for articles about the effect of caffeine on children's growth.  Your search could look like the one below.

This gives us 840 results. Click on the Show 840 Results to see those articles. On the next page, you will see your search terms highlighted in orange. If you look closely, you will see that many of the words are in single quotation marks and have /exp behind them (i.e. 'caffeine'/exp). This is because Embase automatically searches Emtree as well as your keywords.  Emtree is an indexing feature that locates additional articles that use similar terms.


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