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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.

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Browse Option

Click a letter (A-Z) or a number (0-9) to browse through a list of items alphabetically or numerically. This feature is useful if you do not know the correct spelling of an item.

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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 in a group author name, such as Pharma Mix and Pharmacia Biotech Inc.

  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 Group 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, GP=(PHARMACIA BIOTECH INC).

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.

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Find Option

  1. Enter a word or phrase in the Find text field. Wildcards (* $ ?) are permitted.

  2. Click the Find button to go to a list of items that contain the term or terms that you entered. For example, if you enter Pharma* as the search term, the product finds every item in the index that contains this word anywhere in a group author name such as Acea Pharmaceuticals and Certified Clinincal Pharmacologist.

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

  4. Click OK to transfer the selected title(s) to the Publication Name field on the Search page.

    If you are performing an Advanced Search, the product transfers the selected title(s) to the field box on the Advanced Search page along with the correct field tag. For example, GP=(Clinical Pharmacology).

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.

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Abbreviations

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.

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Timespan

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.

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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.

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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