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Consumer Health Complete - Advanced Search - Single Find Field

The Advanced Search Screen offers keyword searching, search history and limiters to help you focus your search.

To create an Advanced Search:

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

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

  3. 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.
  4. 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 your search terms.

  5. Click Search. A Result List is displayed.

    The default Result List source-type tab is Evidence-Based Reports. If Evidence Based Reports are not available for the terms searched, the All Results tab is displayed. To view a specific source type (e.g., only Fact Sheets & Pamphlets), click the source-type tab.

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  • 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.