Searching the Author Index

This index allows you to select one or more authors to add to your search query. Use this index to select the correct spelling or variant spellings of a name.


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 Smith* as the search term, the product finds every item in the index that begins with this word, such as Smith AJ and Smith Eric.

  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 Author field (or Cited Author) field on the Search page.

    If you are performing an Advance Search, the product transfers the selected name(s) to the field box on the Advanced Search page along with the correct field tag. For example, AU=(SMITH AJ OR SMITH Eric).

Use the Previous and Next buttons to move through the index.

Did You Know ... The number in the left-hand column indicates the number of records that the product will find when you perform the search.


Subscription Information

Be aware that we limit the display of author names based on the depth of years in your institution's product subscription. For example, if your subscription depth is 10 years, then we only display those authors who have published articles within this 10-year period even though the author may have published works earlier than this period.



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.


Editing Search Terms

You cannot edit or remove a selected item from the text box at the bottom of the page. You can, however, edit or remove a selected item when you return to the search page.


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