Just when I think this list is too much of a bother, something like this
will be posted and I'm glad I stayed.



Marilyn Dow, M.L.I.S.
University of Detroit Mercy
Director, School of Dentistry Library
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208

dowmk at

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From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Carol Raymond
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 4:58 PM
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Subject: Search Tip

I want to pass along to the list a search tip that NLM gave me.  Recently,
one of our administrators asked me to search the medical literature for
articles on "just culture", which is a organizational management
philosophy.  I tried everything I could think of, but "just" is a stop word
in PubMed and even enclosing it in quotes won't work.

I called the customer help line at NLM and they gave a work-around.  They
suggested I use the "Advanced Search" interface of Google, put "just
culture" in the "exact wording" box, and "" under "search
within a site or domain".  It worked like a charm.

Thanks to Margaret McGhee at NLM.

Carol Raymond, MLIS
Degnan Medical Library
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
Martinez, CA     94553
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