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  • This option recovers words of the title of the article, words of the abstract, name of substances, name of people as subject, and subject descriptors.
  • Language of the search:
    - for searches in words of the title and words of the abstract, uses preferentially the language English, since the majority of the articles MEDLINE are in an of these language. Example: skin flaps
    - for searches in subject descriptors, name of substances, the search should be made in English. Example: Surgical Flaps
  • Uses truncation symbol $ in order to search words with same root.
    Example: educ$ recovers educación, education, educação, educator etc.
  • Does not key in Boolean operators (AND, OR or AND NOT) among the words.
  • Select the option All words (AND) in order to relate the words (restricts the scope of the search), or the option Any word (OR) in order to add the words (expands the scope of the search).
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