Can I Use quotation marks to search multiple words as a phrase?
Quotation marks aren't needed; this database automatically searches multiple terms as a phrase.
Using the following techniques will greatly facilitate your searching:
- Start with a simple search on an intervention or outcome central to your research.
Remember, there are only 4000 total reviews here.
Example: deep vein thrombosis
- Broaden the search by using OR
(Separate search words with OR and enclose in parentheses if all terms are on one line.)
Example: deep vein thrombosis OR venous thrombosis
- Narrow the search using AND to combine terms (this will not often be necessary in Cochrane)
Example: thrombosis and surgical patients
(This search will find articles that contain both terms)