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Read It! Advanced Searching

You may conduct advanced searches in Read It! using a single search box or multiple search boxes (guided search).

Advanced Search - Single

The single search box offers ease of use to expert researchers who have developed more extensive search strategies.

To use Advanced Search with single search field:

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

  2. On the Advanced Search Screen, enter your search terms in the search field.

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  3. Select from the available Search Options:

    • Search modes - Use specific search modes, such as "Find all of my search terms," or "SmartText Searching," or use search options that expand your search such as "Apply related words."

    • Limit your results - such as Full Text or Publication type.

  4. Click the Search button.

    A Result List of articles that match your search is displayed.

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  5. Click on the title to view the article details screen, or click the full-text link to view the complete article. Hover your cursor over the preview preview icon icon to view article details, or click the folder folder icon icon to save the article to your personal folder.

Advanced Search - Guided

Multiple search fields assist you in creating a more targeted search.

To use Guided Search:

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

  2. On the Advanced Search Screen, enter your search terms in the first Find field.

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  3. Choose the search field from the optional Select a Field drop-down list (for example, search in only the Subject Terms field of the citation).

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

  5. Select a Boolean operator (AND, OR, NOT) to combine the two Find field entries.

  6. You can enter another Boolean operator, keyword, and search field in the third set of fields.

  7. If you need additional rows, click the (+) link (if available). If enabled by your library administrator, up to 12 rows can be displayed. To delete a row, click the (-) link.

  8. Select from the available Search Options:

    • Search modes - Use specific search modes, such as "Find all of my search terms," or "SmartText Searching," or use search options that expand your search such as "Apply related words."

    • Limit your results - such as Full Text or Publication type.

  9. Click the Search button.

    A Result List of articles that match your search is displayed.

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  10. Click on the title to view the article details screen, or click the full-text link to view the complete article. Hover your cursor over the preview preview icon icon to view article details, or click the folder folder icon icon to save the article to your personal folder.

Notes:

  • Search fields display above the Result List. Your search terms, limiters, and expanders are retained unless you click New Search or the product logo.

  • To revise your search, you can apply the limiters under Refine Results. Click the Show More link to view all available limiters and expanders.

  • If you click the Read It! logo, you are returned to the Home Page with your search terms cleared and search parameters reset.