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Patient Education Reference Center - Advanced Search - Single Find Field

The Patient Education Reference Center (PERC) Advanced Search Single Find screen offers keyword searching, search history and limiters to help you focus your search. Your institution's administrator determines the style of Advanced Search screen available to you.

To create an Advanced Search:

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

    Advanced Search with Single Find Field

  2. Select the document types that you want. If you want to find results for all document types (Conditions, Procedures, Lab Tests, etc.), be sure they are all checked. If you want only specific document types (for example, only Discharge Instructions), 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.

    • Publication Type – limits search results to the publication type selected in the list box. To select more than one publication type, hold down the Shift key while clicking the publication type selections.

  4. Use Expanders to broaden your search:

    • Apply additional terms to query – expands search results by including synonyms and plurals of your search terms.

    • 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 heart disease would give results for heart and disease.

  5. Click Search. The Result List displays.

    Result List Screen

Notes:

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

  • 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.