Searching the Corporate Author Index

This index allows you to select one or more corporate authors to add to your search query. Selected names are searched in the Corporate Author(s) field of a record.


Browse Option

Click a letter to browse through an alphabetical section of the index. This feature is useful if you do not know the exact spelling of a name or want to find out if a name appears in various ways in MEDLINE. Be sure to search for abbreviations as well as full names.


Move To Option

  1. Enter a name or the first few characters of a name in the text box.

  2. Click the Move To button to go to a list of names that begin with the characters that you entered.

  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 search field on the General Search / Advanced Searh page.


Find Option

  1. Enter a word or phrase in the Find text field. Wildcards (* $ ?) are permitted. You must enter at least two characters before a wildcard. For example: Sa*

If you omit the wildcard, the system will find only exact matches: adolescent will not match adolescents.

  1. 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.
  1. Click the Add button to add a name to your search. You may select multiple names. Multiple names are joined by the OR operator.

  2. Click OK to transfer the selected name(s) to the search box on the Basic Search or Advanced Search page.


Journal Search

For a complete list of journals in the product, go to our Master Journal List.

After you access the Master Journal List page, select the Journal Alerts tab. Then select a searchable index to:

  • Find a specific journal by title, title words, or ISSN.

  • View a list of all journals.

  • View a list of all journals covered in a specific subject category.

  • View a list of all journal coverage changes.



Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) are treated as regular alphabetic characters. Do not use them in your search.