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Ready-made Search Strategies

Plug-and-Play Search Strategies

For best results, copy and paste the pre-formed search strategy into the search box and search it separately. Next, search for your topical search terms. Then, use the database's search history section to combine the lines of search results, as shown in the sample PubMed search history, below.

PubMed search history, with Italy hedge


1) This pre-formed search strategy can be combined with subject terms to search for Italian-focused projects. Copy and paste the pre-formed search strategy into a database's search box.

Italy OR Italian OR Italia OR Milan OR universita OR (Polytechnic University of Milan) OR (Sapienza Univesity of Rome) OR (Polytechnic University of Turin) OR (University of Bologna) OR (University of Padua) OR (University of Naples Federico II) OR (University of Trento) OR (University of Perugia) OR (University of Pisa) OR (University of Salerno) OR (Politecnico di Bari) OR (University of Pavia) OR (University of Florence) OR (University of Rome Tor Vergata) OR (University of Aquila) OR (University of Genoa) OR (University of Palermo) OR (University of Calabria) OR (University of Catania) OR (University of Cagliari) OR (Marche Polytechnic University) OR (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) OR (University of Brescia) OR (Roma Tre University) OR (University of Udine) OR (University of Salento) OR (Seconda Universita degli Studi di Napoli) OR (University of Parma)

2) This pre-formed search strategy can be combined with subject terms to search for content on ethics.

ethics OR ethical OR codes of ethics OR ethicists OR misconduct OR standards of conduct OR values OR social responsibility OR moral OR morality

3) For cross-cultural collaboration.

  • International.  International AND engineering AND collaboration 

-adding "global" helps give the added sense of global-scale project.  International AND engineering AND collaboration AND global

  • Cultural (cross-national OR cross-cultural OR intercultural OR multicultural) AND engineering AND collaboration 

-and with "global."  (cross-national OR cross-cultural OR intercultural OR multicultural) AND engineering AND collaboration AND global

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