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Searching the Organizations - Enhanced List

This index allows you to search for preferred organization names and/or their name variants to add to your search query. You can select multiple preferred names and/or name variants to add to your search query.

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Browse Option

Click a letter (A-Z) or a number (0-9) to browse through a list of preferred organization names alphabetically or numerically. This feature is useful if you do not know the correct spelling of a preferred organization name. For example, click the J link to find:

  • Jabaton Hutan Sarawak
  • Jacskon Lab
  • Jackson State Univ
  • And other preferred names that begin with the letter J

Click the Details Details icon icon of a preferred name to go to a Details page where you can restrict your search to one or more name variants. This step is optional.

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Find Option

  1. Enter a word or phrase in the Find text field. Wildcards (* $ ?) are permitted but Boolean operators are not.

  2. Click the Find button to search the list of preferred organization names. For example, if you enter ASU as the search term, the product finds the preferred names for organizations containing ASU. In this example, the search aid finds the preferred names:

    APALACHIAN STATE UNIV
    ARIZONA STATE UNIV

  3. Click the Details Details icon icon of a preferred name to go to the Details page where you can restrict your search to one or more name variants. This step is optional.

  4. From the Results Page list, click the Add button to add one or more preferred organization names to your search query.

    From the Details page, click the Add button to add one or more name variants to your search query.

  5. Click OK to transfer the selected names to the Organization - Enhanced field on the Search page.

    If you are performing an Advanced Search, the product transfers the selected names to the search field box along with the OG field tag. For example, , OG=(Arizona State Univ).

Note: The Find feature searches the following fields within the index: Organization Name, Other Names, Relationships, and Name Variants.

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About Finding Preferred Organization Names and Name Variants

In some instances, an organization name can be a part of a variant for a different organization. For example, a Find search on Princeton Univ returns:

  • Inst Etud Polit Paris
  • Princeton Physics Lab
  • Princeton Univ
  • Rutgers State Univ

If you select the Details Details icon icon for Inst Etud Paris, the search aid, the search aid contains the following variant: Sci Po Paris Princeton Univ.

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Details Page

The Details page allows you to select from a list of organization name variants. Any or all of the following fields may appear on the Details page. If no data are available for a particular field, then the field does not display.

Organization Name

Displays the preferred organization name.

Other Names

Displays alternative organization names.

Address

Displays the address or geographical location of the preferred organization name.

Website

Displays the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) for the organization's Web site.

Relationships

Displays other preferred organization names related to the preferred organization name listed in the Organization Name field.

Name Variants

Displays all name variants associated with the preferred organization name. For example Johns Hopkins Univ lists:

  • J Hopkins Sch Publ Hlth
  • JHopkins Ctr TB Res
  • JHU
  • And other name variants

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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.