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Patient Education Reference Center - Result List

Search results in Patient Education Reference Center (PERC) may include citations, full text, document summaries or abstracts, and can include links to full text. 

Result List

  • Results are presented by source type--Conditions, Procedures, Drugs, Diet, etc.

  •  Where a "Sort by" dropdown list is available, you can re-sort your results by date, relevance, etc.

  • Each result is numbered, and the available formats for the article are displayed – HTML Full Text, PDF Full text, or Linked Full Text. Click the linked page numbers (or Next | Previous links) to move through the Result List.

  • You can change your Preferences settings (from the Utility Toolbar located in the upper-right corner of the screen) to specify how many results per page should be displayed, and how much detail should be displayed for each result – title only; a brief citation; or a detailed citation of the article.

  • The article title is a hyperlink to the "best view" as selected by the library administrator – this could be the citation; a brief citation plus full text; a PDF file; or links to full text. To view a different format, click on any of the icons or links listed below the title.

  • To display a result in another available language, hover your pointer over the multi-language icon and select the language of your choice, or click the language within the detail of the English language record.

  • For each result, the folder icon is displayed to the far right. If you want to collect several articles, click the Add folder icon for the article. To add all items on a page to your folder, click Add (1-10) at the top of the Add column. Result numbers to be added will change as you page through the list of results. As you add the articles to the folder, you can click the Folder link and review which items have been added.

Advanced Features

  • When a Result List is displayed, an Add search to folder link appears to the right of your search string. You can add the query to the folder as a persistent link to a search.

  • From a Result List, you can click the Display link to search link that appears at the end of the search string. The search query is displayed in a shaded area below the link. Highlight the link text and copy using your browser's copy function. You can then paste the link into a web site, document, or e-mail.

  • If you have signed into your personal account, any search results that you collect in your folder are automatically saved at the end of the session.