Common Information

ValueDescription
Topics you addedIf you have chosen index terms from the Add topics to search feature, this box lists what you have already selected.
Connector
The connector determines how each term relates to the rest of your search. The first term must use AND, but you can change all others by clicking on the connector. The options are OR, AND, and AND NOT.
Note: Each connector relates only to its own term; the other connectors that precede or follow it have no influence on how it is interpreted. For example, if your terms include "AND AUTOMOTIVE AND NOT CONSTRUCTION OR INSURANCE," the OR connector does not complete a statement started by the preceding AND NOT connector. The search would return documents that match AUTOMOTIVE or CONSTRUCTION, but not INSURANCE. The order of terms has no impact on how they are interpreted in the search.
Remove Term Icon
Click to remove a term from your search.
Relevance: STRONG references only
If you select this checkbox, the index term conditions you set (AND, OR, AND NOT) will only match documents that are strongly related to the term.
Note: The degree to which a document is related to a term is called relevance ranking. Relevance ranking measures the similarity between your index terms and the documents being searched. "Strong" references have a relevance ranking of 85% or more to a term. If you leave this option cleared, the system will match documents that have a relevance ranking of 50% or more.
Delete item
Click this X icon to remove the related topic from your search.
Enter CitationEnter a citation number to retrieve prior and subsequent history, and all citing references.
Search termsEnter your search terms, using connectors to show the relationship between the terms.
Tips for using search connectors
Click on this link to view descriptions and examples of the connectors, such as AND, OR, AND NOT, etc., which you may use in constructing your search.
Terms and ConnectorsSelect this option to construct advanced queries.
Terms and ConnectorsSelect this option to use connectors and wildcards with your search terms.
Caution:If you choose this option but don't enter connectors between your search terms, the system will search for your terms as an exact phrase.
Natural Language

Select this option to search using simple phrases, ignoring connectors and wildcards.

Required Terms (Optional)If you select Natural Language, you may also enter terms in the Required Terms field. The system will not retrieve a document unless it contains the terms you enter in this field.
Sources

Select from the drop-down list the source in which you want to search.

"I" icon
To learn more about the contents of a source, click on the "i" icon to the right of the drop-down list. The document that appears generally explains such things as: coverage, frequency, update schedule, content summary, publisher and available document sections.
$
To learn about pricing for the selected source, click on the "$" icon to the right of the "i" icon.
Back to topClick on this link to return to the top of this search form.
Clear formClick on this link to clear all of your entries from the search form and start again with the default settings.
Clear formClick on this link to clear all of your entries from the search form and start again with the default settings.
Specify date

You may narrow your search to documents published on a specific day or within the date range you specify. You have several options:

All available dates
To remove all date restrictions from your search, select All available dates from the drop-down list.
Today
To restrict your search to only results from the current day, select this option.
Date is...
To search a specific day, select the date on which you wish to search.
Date is before...
To search all documents published on or before a specific date, select the Date is before... option from the drop-down list and select the date.
Date is after...
To search all documents published on or after a specific date, select Date is after... in the drop-down list and select the date.
Date is between...
To specify a date range, select the date from which you wish to search in the first field and the date to which you wish to search in the second field.
Select a predefined date restriction
Select the appropriate time frame from the drop-down list.
Previous...
To specify all documents published in the previous n days, weeks, months or years, select Previous and select the value and the units of time (days, weeks, months, or years) across which you wish to search.
Specify date

To narrow your search to documents published on a specific day or within the date range you specify, you may select a custom-date restriction from the drop-down list. Date options include:

All available dates
To remove all date restrictions from your search, select All available dates from the drop-down list.
Today
To restrict your search to only results from the current day, select this option.
Date is...
To search a specific day, select the date on which you wish to search.
Date is before...
To search all documents published on or before a specific date, select the Date is before... option from the drop-down list and select the date.
Date is after...
To search all documents published on or after a specific date, select Date is after... in the drop-down list and select the date.
Date is between...
To specify a date range, select the date from which you wish to search in the first field and the date to which you wish to search in the second field.
Select a predefined date restriction
Select the appropriate time frame from the drop-down list.
Previous...
To specify all documents published in the previous n days, weeks, months or years, select Previous and select the value and the units of time (days, weeks, months, or years) across which you wish to search.
Or, you may incorporate a date restriction command in the Search Terms field and select All available dates in the first Specify Date drop-down list. For example, to find documents dated after 1989, you could enter one of the restrictions below in the Search Terms/Additional Terms field:
  • "DATE AFT 1989"
  • "DATE > 1989"

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