Browsing is a good way to access documents if you don't
have a specific
idea of what you're looking for. There are three ways to browse the
by subject, by year or by author
To browse the repository click the appropriate button
in the bar at the top of the page
You will be presented with a list of possible values,
one of these, and you will be given a list of references to documents
the repository (if any) which match this value.
To access a paper, simply click on its reference in the display.
On the abstract page, you should be able to see what
pertinent to the current document. Clicking on one of those subjects
take you back to the relevant browse by subject view.
The repository offers two levels of searching, simple
and advanced. They
are similar, but the advanced form lets you perform a finer-grained
using more fields. Access the simple search using the Search the
link on the front page, or using the navigation bar at the top
of the screen. To perform an advanced search, use the advanced search
at the top of the simple search page.
Text Search Fields
These are used to search fields like abstract or author.
These are the
fields where there is a text entry area, and a popup menu just to the
right of it. Type your search terms into the box. You can decide how
system will use your search terms by selecting one of the options from
popup menu just to the right of the input box.
Match all, in any order.
In the example shown, the system will search for
records in which any
of the title, abstract or keywords fields contain both the word
``patient'' and ``care''.
In the example shown, the system will search for any
record with either
the term ``patient'' or ``care,'' in any of the title, abstract or
Match as a phrase.
In this case, the system will search for your terms
as you type them. In the example, the system will return any record
the phrase ``patient care'' appearing in the title, abstract or
Lists of Values
With these you can select one or more values from a list
of values for
the system to search for. If no value in the list is selected, the
will ignore this field (i.e. it will
retrieve records with any value of this field.)
In cases where each individual record may have more than
attached to the list, you can also change search behaviour by selecting
``Any of these'' or ``All of these'' from the popup menu on the right
Any of these.
If this is selected, any record which has any of the
values you select
will be retrieved.
All of these.
If you select this option, a record must have all
the values you choose
associated with it to be retrieved.
When you're searching a year field, you can specify a
single year or
range of years that you're interested in:
- retrieves only records where the year is `1999';
- retrieves records with years between 1987 and 1990
- retrieves records with years of 1995 or later;
- retrieves records with years up to and including
Some fields can have the value yes or no, for example
field. In this case, the search field lets you specify whether you want
retrieved records to have the value yes or no for this field, or
you have no preference, in which case the field isn't used to find