Expert search

Expert search provides power and flexibility by incorporating advanced Boolean logic and including more search options than Quick search. A single search box is provided in Expert search. Expert search has the following advantages over Quick search:

Running an Expert search

  1. Hover over Search at the top of any Engineering Village page.
  2. Scroll down and click Expert. The Expert search form opens.
  3. In the Search for: box, enter your search terms.
  4. Click Search codes under the Search box to refer to specific information regarding the search fields and codes.
    NoteThe Expert search fields and codes list is database context sensitive. It displays only the fields that are available in your selected databases. Thus, you may want to select the database(s) that you want in your search query before checking the fields and codes list to ensure that the fields that you want to use in your search are available for the databases you have selected.
  5. To execute a search within a specific field, use the "within" command WN, and a field code.

    Examples: 

    "overload" wn AB

    (seatbelt* OR (seat belt*)) wn TI

    Refer to Use wildcards and truncation as well as Proximity/Near Operators for tips to make your search as specific as possible.

    NoteRefer to Content sources introduction to review descriptions of each database, and Search fields available by database for complete details of the individual search fields.
  6. Connect your search terms using the operators (AND, OR, or NOT). See Using Boolean operators for tips.
  7. Select one or more databases you would like to search.

    Refer to Content sources introduction to review descriptions of each database, and Search fields available by database for complete details of the individual search fields.

  8. To limit or specify a sort order of your search results, select the appropriate tab and drop-down for your search query.
  9. Autostemming is enabled by default. If desired, you may disable the autostemming feature by clicking the Autostemmingtab, and selecting the Turn autostemming off check box.
  10. If desired, select a Browse index from the Browse indexes tab to select additional search terms.
  11. If you have changed your search strategy, and would like to restart your search query, you may click Reset form, and a new search box opens.
  12. After you have completed all your selections for your search query, click the magnifying glass icon magnifying glass to run your search.
  13. The Loading message will display and the Results list will appear below the Expert search form.
  14. Additionally, you may save this search or create an alert from this search query.

 

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