Searching the Group Author Index

This index allows you to select one or more group authors to add to your search query. Selected names are searched in the Group Author(s) field of a record.


Browse Option

Click a letter (A-Z) to browse through a list of items alphabetically. This feature is useful if you do not know the correct spelling of an item.


Move To Option

  1. Enter a name or the first few characters of a name in the Move To text field. 

  2. Click the Move To button to go to a list of names that begin with the characters that you entered. For example, if you enter Pharma as the search term, the product finds every item in the index that begins with this word.

  3. Click the Add button to select a name from the list. The selected name is added to the text box at the bottom of the page.

  4. Click OK to transfer the selected name(s) to the search field on the Basic Search / Advanced Search page.


Find Option

  1. Enter a word or phrase in the Find text field. Wildcards (* $ ?) are permitted. You must enter at least two characters before a wildcard. For example: Sa*

If you omit the wildcard, the system will find only exact matches: adolescent will not match adolescents.

  1. Click the Find button to retrieve names from the index that contain the text you entered. For example, if you enter adolescen*, you will retrieve every group author name that contains the text adolescen, such as ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION STUDY GRP and COMM ADOLESCENCE.
  1. Click the Add button to add a name to your search. You may select multiple names. Multiple names are joined by the OR operator.

  2. Click OK to transfer the selected name(s) to the search box on the Basic Search or Advanced Search page.



Be sure to search for abbreviations as well as full names. The names of many institutions may be represented in more than one way in the database. For example, the Food and Drug Administration is represented as FOOD DRUG ADM as well as FDA.



The selected timespan appears in the right-hand corner of the page. The index contains all searchable items (and a record count) for this timespan.


Wildcards and Search Operators

Wildcards (* $ ?) and search operators (AND, OR, NOT, NEAR, SAME) are treated as regular alphabetic characters. Do not use them in your search.

If an author name (or set of initials) contains a word that is a search operator, then that part of the name is enclosed in quotation (") marks.

Example: Or E appears as "Or" E