Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 39

I think the trouble may lie in your choice of database and search terms. You said that you were using EBSCOHost, but you didn't tell me which database. EBSCOHost has a couple of dozen databases and it's best to specify the individual database. I would suggest that you look at health and medicine-related databases such as: CINHAL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), Health Source (Nursing/Academic Edition), MEDLINE with full text, or Alt Health Watch (alternative medicine). You could also look at some of the general academic databases such as: Academic Source Complete, InfoTrac Onefile, or Wilson OmniFile. To find any of these databases, just go to the Library Home Page ( and select the "Article Databases" option. Then select the database you need from the alphabetic list. I would also just enter the keyword "nocebo". That is such a unique word that it should only bring up things on the nocebo effect. When I did the search, I also saw that "nocebo" was not always tied to the word "effect". So, if you add "effect" to your search, you may not always get a match.

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