Searching the Author Index

This index allows you to select one or more authors to add to your search query. Use this index to select the correct spelling or variant spellings of a name.

We recommend users search terms in the language of the local interface language they select. For example, if you select the Arabic language, type search terms in Arabic. Your search results may not always be accurate when you combine two different language (e.g., English and Arabic).

For advanced search, you can use field tags, Boolean characters, and wildcards. However, as you type in the advanced search field, the local language dictates how field tags, Boolean characters, wildcards display in the field.

For example, in the Arabic local interface, if you type #1 OR #3 in the advanced search field, the text displays: OR #1 #3 and will return the correct results based on #1 OR #3.

Note: Author and publication source name search aids are always in English regardless of the selected local interface language.


Browse Option

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

  1. Enter a name or the first few characters of a name in the Move To box. You do not need to use a wildcard. The text string Kell will take you to the same section of the index as the text string Kell*

If you add a wildcard, you must enter at least two characters before the wildcard. For example: Mc*

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

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

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


Subscription Information

Be aware that we limit the display of author names based on the depth of years in your institution's product subscription. For example, if your subscription depth is 10 years, then we only display those authors who have published articles within this 10-year period even though the author may have published works earlier than this period.


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