Answered By: Reference Library
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2015     Views: 1192

There could be a number of reasons why this could occur:

  • Check your typing and spelling for an error.
  • The database has no records matching your search.
  • You used truncation and the database does not support this.
  • If you are searching for a specialist term in a particular subject area, then it is usually much better to search in the 'native interface' e.g. a medical term in CINAHL (EBSCO).