Searching the Author Field

Enter author names to search the Author field within a Full Record.


Enter the last name first followed by a space and the author's initials.

The system automatically adds the asterisk (*) wildcard when you enter only one initial. So, entering Johnson M is the same as entering Johnson M*.

Enter a wildcard after each initial in an author's name. For example, Johnson M*S* is a valid search query.

Note: You must enter at least two characters before a wildcard when searching a last name: For example: sm*


Guidelines for Searching Names


Use upper, lower, or mixed case. For example, Lee (or lee) is the same as LEE.


Boolean Search Operators

Separate two or more names by the search operators AND, OR, and NOT.

  • Jung, Raehong AND Lee, Wonchan finds records of articles authored by both Jung, Raehong and Lee, Wonchan

  • Jung, Raehong OR Lee, Wonchan finds records of articles authored by Jung, Raehong or Lee, Wonchan (or both Jung, Raehong and Lee, Wonchan).

  • Jung, Raehong NOT Lee, Wonchan finds records in which Jung, Raehong appears but not Lee, Wonchan.

Mixed Language Searches

If you want to search for a Korean name and an English name in the one search:

  1. Enter one of the names in the search box. Select Author as the search field.

  2. Click Add another field. Enter the other name in the search box. Select Author as the search field.

  3. Select the appropriate operator (AND, OR, NOT) from the menu of operators.

  4. Click Search.

As an alternative, go to Advanced Search and enter a query that prefaces each name with the field tag AU. For example: AU=김정호 OR AU=Kim, Younghun


Searching for Authors Using Analyze Results

To narrow your search to authors (or inventors) of specific types of published papers (for example, nature articles), use the Analyze Results function.

  1. From the Results page, click the Analyze Results link.

  2. From the Analyze Results page, rank the records by the Source Title field.

  3. Select records to view or select records to exclude.

  4. Go to the Results page to analyze your results.


Author Search Tip

To restrict the results of your search, combine an Author search with another field such as Topic, Title, or Address.


Author Names (Booleans)

To search on a name that resembles a Boolean (AND, OR, NOT, NEAR, and SAME), enclose the name in quotation marks. Example: "Or"