Searching the Address Field

Search the Address fields by entering the full or partial name of an institution and/or location from an author's address. For example, Univ and University finds institutions in which the term "Univ" appears in the Addresses field within a record.

When entering full names, do not use articles (a, an, the) and prepositions (of, in, for) in the name. For example, entering UNIV Pennsyvania is OK but entering University of Pennsylvania results in an error message.

Note that common address terms may be abbreviated in the product database. For example, the word Department may be abbreviated as Dept or Dep.

We recommend that you combine an Address search with an Author search to broaden or narrow your search results.


Did You Know ... The Address field contains the address of the first listed author of the source publication. It also includes the e-mail address of the author if provided by the source publication.


Address Examples

The system maps abbreviated address terms to known full address terms and vice-versa. For example:

  • Ave maps to Avenue and Avenue maps to Ave

  • Med maps to Medicine, Medical, and Medicinal and these three terms map to Med and to each other

  • Pkwy maps to Parkway and Parkway maps to Pkwy

  • Univ maps to University and University maps to Univ


  • Kyoto Univ AND Waseda Univ
  • Novartis OR Monsanto
  • Tufts SAME Geol
  • Univ Penn* NOT Cornell


Address Synonyms and Abbreviations

Common address terms and many institution names are abbreviated in the product database.

Terms such Univ, Med, and Phys must be entered as part of an address phrase. For example, Penn State Univ is acceptable, but Univ alone is not.


About Search Operators

To search on an address that contains a search operator (AND, OR, NOT, NEAR, SAME), enclose the name in quotation marks. Example: Portland "OR"

Also, try spelling out the full address. Example: Oregon OR "OR" AND Portland