I've always HATED doing literature reviews. Whenever I've done a search on PubMed I've been overwhelmed by the sheer volume of papers that my search terms identify. So.... I spent some time learning how to use Boolean operators and MeSH terms in PubMed and WOW, what a difference.
As always, I'd appreciated any thoughts, comments, feedback etc.
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