Limiters are search tools available on the results page that allow researchers to narrow down their searches based on such options as:
In a database, limiters tend to be below the search box(es) or in the left margin once and initial search has been conducted. If you do not see limiter options on a database search page or on a results page, look for an "advanced search" or "modify search" link.
In the example, a search has been conducted for Instacart AND "gig workers". On the left, you can see the limiters, which allow for selecting articles that are full-text or peer reviewed; the date and date range; the source type; and many others.
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