Make sure your search terms are spelled correctly. The search engine
will attempt to find words that sound similar to your search terms, but
it is always best to try to spell the search terms correctly. Use
Example: selectin elisa
Use multiple words when performing your search. The search results will return more refined results from several words than from a single word. For example, typing selectin elisa will return more relevant results than typing only elisa. (Keep in mind, relevant results are returned even if they don't contain all query terms.)
Use similar words
The more similar words you use in a search, the more relevant results you will get back.
Example: elisa, eia, assay, immunoassay
Use appropriate capitalization
Example: use elisa insead of ELISA
Capitalize proper nouns. Lowercase words will match any case.
For example, typing tnf will return all documents containing the words tnf, Tnf and TNF.
Use quotation marks
Example: "differentially expressed mRNAs"
Use quotation marks to find words which must appear adjacent to each other, for example, "differentially expressed mRNAs" Otherwise, the search results will include the word differentially, expressed and the word mRNAs, but not necessarily in that order. The words may appear anywhere, and in any order, within the document.
Note: if you are using the Advanced Search Form with radio buttons for
"any," "all," and "phrase," then quotes can only be used when the "any"
radio button is selected. Quotes are ignored if the Advanced Search Form
"all" or "phrase" radio button is selected.
Use plus (+) or minus (-)
Use a plus sign when your search term or phrase must appear in the search results. Use a minus sign to indicate undesirable term(s). The plus sign tells the search engine that a certain word or phrase is required in the search results, and a minus sign indicates that a word or phrase must be absent in the search results.
Note: A phrase must be contained within quotation marks. Leave no spaces between the plus or minus sign and the term.
Note: if you are using the Advanced Search Form with radio buttons for "any," "all," and "phrase," then plus and minus can only be used when the "any" radio button is selected. Plus and minus are ignored if the Advanced Search Form "all" or "phrase" radio button is selected.
Use field searches
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Note: The field searches can only be followed by a word or phrase. Phrases must be contained within quotation marks.
Note: if you are using the Advanced Search Form with a list box for the field name, then field names can only be entered before a word or phrase when the "any" option is selected. Specific field names are ignored if any other Advanced Search Form field is selected in the list box.
Wildcards may be combined with the standard plus (+) and minus (-) modifiers,
quotes for phrases, as well as the field search specifiers.
+wh* -se*ch will find all pages which have a word that starts with wh and which does not contain a word that starts with se and ends with ch.
"wh* are" will find the phrases where are, what are, why are, etc.
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