Searching is based on text matching and is case-insensitive. When typing in a phrase for one of the search conditions, spacing between words does matter and leading and tailing spaces are ignored.
If you are not sure about some of the search fields, leave them blank.
To search two or more phrases (in one search field) by logical AND, seperate the phrases using a ","
To search two or more phrases (in one search field) by logical OR, seperate the phrases using a ";"
The AND operator has higher priority than the OR operator, as with the normal logic operations. Following this semantics, "A, B; C" means "(A and B) or C."
Type in any phrase or phrases (see above) that should appear in the title of the documents.
In the Primary Author's search field type in any last names of primary authors. In the Author's search field type in any last names of any author (primary or secondary). Alternatively, follow the browse links to browse by an alphabetical listing of author's.
THIS CAN BE DONE BUT IS NOT RECOMMENDED:
To narrow down the search results, when you know the person's full name, "Johnson Johnson", you can type in: "Johnson, J."(last name, followed by a comma, followed by a space, followed by the first letter of the person's first name, followed by a period, followed by the initial of the middle name, followed by a period). This might not work because the person's full name might be "Johnson, Jr. Johnson" while known as "Johnson Johnson."
TIPS: when you are not sure about how an author's name is listed in this database, type in only the last name, or use the browse links to find out how that person's name is listed.
Type in one or more phrases that should appear in the title of a meeting, or use the browse link. Do not abbreviate words but instead spell out the entire word. (For example, "intl. conf. of XXX" should be "international conference of XXX.")
Select what method/format of the publications you are looking for. A value of "--None--" specifies that this field is not to be considered in the database search. Once selected, this field can be cleared by selecting "--None--".
Type in any phrases that should appear in the citation of the article.
Type in the date range in which the article is published. If the article is a report or a presentation, this will be the presentation date. If the article is not published yet, this will be the submission date.
Dates are in ISO format: yyyymmdd. However, one can also enter just "yyyy" for the whole year, or "yyyymm" for that whole month, when the exact date is not sure. "yyyymm00" also stands for "yyyymm". Similarly, "yyyy0000" represents the entire year.
Type in the date range in which the artical is modified in the database. Date format is the same as above.
Type in a document number of artical by that number.