Advanced Search Single Find Field - Help Sheet

EBSCO research interfaces allow users to conduct advanced searches using a Single Find field. The Single Find field offers ease of use to expert researchers who have developed more extensive search strategies.

To use Advanced Search with Single Find Field:

  1. Click the Advanced Search link below the Find field.

  2. On the Advanced Search Screen, enter your search terms in the Find field.

    Advanced Search with Single Find Field

  3. Select from the available Search Options:

    • Search modes – Use specific search modes, such as “Find all my search terms,” or “SmartText Searching,” or use search options that expand your search such as “Apply related words.”

    • Limit your results – such as Full Text or Publication type.

    • Special Limiters – Apply limiters specific to a database. If you select a special limiter, it is applied only to the database under which it appears

  4. Click the Search button. The Result List displays. The search field is displayed above the Result List. Your search terms, limiters and expanders are retained. To revise your search, you can apply the limiters under Limit To. Click the Show More link to view all available limiters and expanders.

    Result List Screen

ID: 3820
Topic: Interface Features
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Updated: February 2016

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