Searching the Organism Classifiers Index

This search aid allows you to select taxonomic terms to add to your search query. It includes Super Taxa, Organism Classifiers, Biosystematic Codes and Taxa Notes.


Find Option

  1. Enter a word or phrase in the text box. Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) and wildcards (* ? $) are permitted.

  2. Click the Find button to go to a list of terms that contain the characters that you entered. For example, if you enter *organ* as the search term, the product finds every item in the index that is associated with this term, such as Microorganisms 01000 and Organisms 00500.

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

  4. Click OK to transfer the selected item(s) to the Taxonomic Data 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, TA=(Microorganisms 01000 OR Organisms 00500).


Browsing for Taxa Terms

  • Click the View in Hierarchy View in Hierarchy icon icon to browse the taxa hierarchy subsection for the selected term.

  • Click the View Related Taxa Notes View Related Taxa Notes icon icon to view related taxa notes.

  • Click the Expand Term Expand Term icon icon to display narrower taxa terms.


Organism Classifiers Example

The term *chord* will find:

  • Cephalochordata
  • Chordata
  • Hemichordata
  • Urochordata.