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Consumer Health Complete - Advanced Search - Guided Style Find Fields

To search using the Guided Style Find Fields:

  1. In the first Find field, enter your search terms.

  2. Choose a field from the Select a Field drop-down list. (For example, select the Title field.)

  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the second set of Find fields.

  4. Select a Boolean operator (AND, OR, NOT) to combine the two Find field entries. If you need additional rows, click the Add row link. Up to 12 rows can be displayed. To delete a row, click the Remove row link.

  5. You can enter another Boolean operator, keyword, and search field for any additional Find fields.

  6. Select the document types that you want. If you want to find results for all document types (Encyclopedias, News, etc.), be sure they are all checked. If you want only specific document types (for example, only Alternative Sources), uncheck the types that you don't want.

    Advanced Search Guided Screen

  7. Use Limiters to narrow your search.  For example,

    • Full Text – limits search results to full text articles.
    • Publication – limits search results to articles from a specific title. 
    • Cover Story – limits search results to articles that are the cover story of publication.
  8. Use Expanders to broaden your search:

    • Also search within the full text of the articles – expands search results by finding your term(s) within the full text of the articles.
    • Automatically “And” search terms – expands results by applying the AND operator between terms, e.g., typing space shuttle would give results for space and shuttle.
    • Apply additional terms to query – expands search results by including synonyms and plurals of search terms.  
  9. Click Search. A Result List is displayed. To view a specific source type (e.g., only Health Reports), click the source-type tab.

    Advanced Search Result List

  • If you click the Refine Search link, you are returned to Advanced Search with search terms, limiters and expanders remembered.

  • If you click the Advanced Search link, you are returned to Advanced Search with search terms, limiters and expanders cleared.

You can save searches and later retrieve them for reuse on the Advanced Search Screen. For more information, see the Saving Searches and Alerts Help topics. Before you can save searches, you must set up a personal account in Consumer Health Complete. For more information, see the Personal Account Help topic.