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.
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
Enter a name or the first few characters of a name in the Move To text
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.
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.
Click OK to transfer the selected name(s) to the search
field on the Basic Search / Advanced Search page.
Enter a word or phrase in the Find text field. Wildcards (* $ ?) are
permitted. You must enter at least two characters before a wildcard. For
If you omit the wildcard, the system will find only exact matches:
adolescent will not match adolescents.
- 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.
Click the Add button to add a name to your search. You may
select multiple names. Multiple names are joined by the OR operator.
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