Advanced search operators can help you to quickly locate more relevant results.
Search for an Exact Phrase
You may search for an exact phrase by enclosing your query in quotes (e.g. "low sodium").
Exclude a Word
To exclude a term from your search results, enter a minus sign before the word (e.g. chronic pain -back).
Force Inclusion of all Words
Common words like "what" or "it" may sometimes be ignored by OpenMD. To force the inclusion of a term in your query, enter a plus sign before the word (e.g. range +of motion).
You may search for two or more queries simultaneously without forcing the inclusion of both in the results by entering OR in caps between two words (e.g. atrial flutter OR fibrillation).
Journal search includes several filters and sorting options:
- Sort: Sort results by relevance or date.
- Date: Limit results to the past 1, 5, or 10 years.
- Type: By default, only free and full text journal results are displayed. Broaden your search to include abstract-only results.
Advanced Journal Search Options
Special search operators coming soon. Please check back in the future.
Guides to finding, evaluating, and using online medical reference content.
- Critically Assessing Medical Claims
Questions you should ask about any medical claim.
- Evaluating Health Websites
Assessing resource accuracy, authority, bias, currency, and comprehension.
- Medical Information Quality Seals
Guide to trust seals like HONcode, Information Standard, and URAC.
- Using Online Health Information
Suggestions for interpreting and applying the information you find online.
Advanced Research Guides:
- Introduction to Medical Terminology
Guide to the structure and formation of medical terms.
- Health Information Assessment Frameworks
Guide to available frameworks for evaluating online medical content.
- Types of Medical Research
Introduction to basic, clinical, and epidemiological research.
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