Limiting a Search to a Specific Field
Use the drop-down boxes to limit search terms to the title, author, abstract, or caption text. Important to know:
Combining Search Terms
Use the drop-down boxes to combine search terms using the Boolean operators, AND/OR/NOT and NEAR 5/10/25. The NEAR operator looks for the combinations of keywords within 5, 10, or 25 words places of each other. Important to know: the NEAR operator only works when searching for single keyword combinations. For example, you may search for cat NEAR 5 dog, but not "domesticated cat" NEAR 5 dog.
Narrowing a Search
Use the “Narrow by” options to search only articles, include/exclude book reviews, search for content published during a particular time frame, or in a particular language.
Limit an Article Search to a Specific Discipline(s)
Focus an article search in specific disciplines and titles using checkboxes. Important to know: discipline searching is currently only available for searching journal content. Selecting this option will exclude ebooks from the search.