Quick search is designed for quick, straightforward searches. View the Quick search video tutorial to learn how to run a Quick search.
View the various Quick search form features below or jump directly to Running a Quick search for specific instructions for running a Quick search.
You can select one or more databases to target your search. See Content sources introduction for details of each database. By default, one or more databases might be checked when you open the Quick search page depending upon your account.
Depending on the database(s) selected, you can limit searches by the following:
The Sort by feature allows you to specify how you would like your search results to be sorted.
Select the radio button for Date (Newest) or Relevance.
Stemming determines the suffixes of words and allows you to search for the term as entered, as well as the root word, and other words formed with other possible suffixes. This feature is enabled by default.
Select the check box to turn Autostemming off.
Use Browse indexes to browse through alphabetically listed indexes and select authors, author affiliations, source titles, publishers, and many more. The terms you select appear in the Search in boxes of the Quick search tab.
The Browse indexes vary with the database(s) selected. When more than one database is selected, the Browse indexes that appear are those common to all your selected databases. On rare occasions, it is possible to not see any indexes due to the databases you selected. In these cases, select a different database combination in order to see the Browse index feature.
|Note||You may want to select the database(s) that you want in your search query before selecting a field from the drop-down as the only fields that appear are those that are available in your selected databases. 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.|
The Loading message will display and the Results list will appear below the Quick search form.
|Note||Refer to Running an Expert search to learn about the precise search features available when running an Expert search.|
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