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Nutrition Reference Center - Advanced Search

The Nutrition Reference Center Advanced Search screen offers keyword searching, search history and limiters to help you focus your search.

To create an Advanced Search:

  1. Click the Advanced Search link below the Find field.

  2. Enter your search terms in the Find field.

  3. Use the drop-down menu to the left of the Find field to limit the search results to a specific category (Diseases, Skills, Food, etc).

    advanced search - single find field

    Note: If your institution subscribes to additional databases compatible with Nutrition Reference Center (for example, CINAHL or MEDLINE), results from those databases appear in your result list.

  4. Use Limiters to narrow your search. For example:

    • Full Text – limits search results to full text articles.
    • Publication Date – limits search results to articles from a specific date range.
  5. Use Expanders to broaden your search:

    • Apply related words– expands search results by including synonyms and plurals of your search terms, e.g., typing heart failure would also give results for cardiac.
    • Also search within the full text of the articles – expands search results by finding your term(s) within the full text of the articles.
  6. Click Search. A Result List is displayed.

    A result list is displayed. Narrow search by Material Types as desired.

    advanced search - result list


  • If you click the Nutrition Reference Center logo, you are returned to the Advanced Search Screen with all your search terms cleared.

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

  • If you apply the Publication date from limiter and Latest Revision date is present on a paper, it will be searched instead of Original Document date.