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Advanced Search provides pre-defined fields that you can use to search all available documents, journals, or books. The Advanced search form is designed to guide you through creating a search.

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Use Advanced Search:

  • To search one of the pre-defined Advanced Search fields, including:

    • Abstract, Title, Keywords

    • Authors

    • Specific Author

    • Source Title

    • Title

    • Keywords

    • Abstract

    • References

    • ISSN

    • ISBN

    • Affiliation

    • Full Text

    • All Fields

    Note   The available Advanced Search fields vary depending on the type of content you are searching.
  • To search one or two fields in a single query.

    For Example   You can use the Advanced search form to search authors and keywords.
  • To search a specific publication type.

    For Example   You can use the Advanced Journals search form to search only journals or only books.


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Advanced Search Forms and Searchable Content

Search Form/Content Type Journals Books Book Series Handbooks Reference Works
All Sources Search X X X X X
Journals Search X        
Books Search   X X X  
Reference Works Search         X