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Rehabilitation Reference Center - Advanced Search - Guided Style

The Advanced Search with Guided Style Fields screen on Rehabilitation Reference Center (RRC) displays three Find fields in which to enter search terms. Between each Find field are drop-down lists containing Boolean operators.

To create an Advanced Search:

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

    advanced search - guided style

  2. Choose a field from the Select a Field drop-down list. (For example, select the Title field.)

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

  4. If necessary, select a Boolean operator (AND, OR, NOT) to combine the Find field entries.

  5. You can enter another Boolean operator, keyword, and search field in the third set of boxes. If you need additional rows, click the Add row link. Up to 12 rows can be displayed. To delete a row, click the Remove row link.

    Note: If your institution subscribes to additional databases compatible with RRC (for example, CINAHL or MEDLINE), the Additional Databases drop down list  is available. To modify the selected databases, use the databases drop down list.

  6. Select the document types that you want. If you want to find results for all document types (Clinical Reviews, Patient Education, etc.), be sure they are all checked. If you want only specific document types (for example, only Drugs), uncheck the types that you don't want to include in the search.

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

    • Full Text – limits search results to full text articles.
    • Source – limits search results to articles from a specific title.
    • Published Date from – limits search results to date range entered.
  8. Use Expanders to broaden your search:

    • Apply related words – expands search results by including synonyms and plurals of 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.
  9. Click Search. A Result List is displayed. To view a specific source type (e.g., only Patient Education), click the applicable source-type tab.

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Notes:

  • If you click the Rehabilitation 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.

  • If enabled by your RRC administrator, clustering of results is available when there are more than fifteen result list items. Clustered results are grouped by Subject and by Source.

  • The Advanced Search screen includes a Browse area allows you to browse through or search for Publications (by name) included in the RRC database. If your site subscribes to additional databases, you might see additional items, with different browse options available.

  • You can save searches and later retrieve them for reuse on the Advanced Search Screen. For more information, see the Saving Searches and Alerts Help topics. Before you can save searches, you must set up a personal account in RRC.

  • If you perform an Advanced Search with a CINAHL or MEDLINE database loaded, RRC also displays a Journals tab including those results.

  • If enabled by your administrator, clustering of results is available when there are more than fifteen result list items. Clustered results are grouped by Subject and by Source.