Boolean Logic allows you to combine keywords to make a search more precise. The three terms are: AND, OR, NOT.
AND - Narrows a search
Example: medial collateral ligament AND therapy: Retrieves articles with both medial collateral ligament and therapy.
OR - Expands a search
Example: medial collateral ligament OR mcl: Retrieves articles with just medial collateral ligament, just mcl, and articles with both medial collateral ligament and mcl.
NOT - Removes a term from a search
Example: medial collateral ligament NOT mcl: Retrieves articles with medial collateral ligament, but remove all articles with any mention of mcl. Use NOT sparingly because you often lose many useful articles.
Health communication is a very new field, starting in the mid-1970s. There aren't too many journals that address issues in health communication specially. However, Auraria has access to a few helpful journals. It's a good idea to browse through these journals to get a feeling for recent research being done in this discipline.