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Use this field to search for any word, phrase, numerical sequence or abbreviation anywhere in the entire database. If you are not sure where a certain word or phrase might appear, enter it in this field.
Example: To find summaries with the term "protease inhibitors" anywhere in the summary, enter the following:
Use this field to find summaries with particular words in the title.
Example: To find summaries with the word "tuberculosis" in the title, enter the following:
Your results will include the following titles:
Use this field to find articles written by a particular person.
Example 1: To find summaries written by James Curran, enter the following:
To find two or more authors, enter the last name first and put quotes around the names.
Example 2: To find summaries written by James Curran or Susan Okie, enter the following:
Use this field to find all summaries from a particular source. Sources include newspapers, newswires, medical journals, and other periodicals.
Example: To find summaries from the Washington Post that mention Bill Clinton, enter the following:
Use this field to find particular terms in the abstract.
Example: To find summaries that mention AIDS Action Committee in the abstract, enter the following:
Use this field to find summaries that list a particular descriptor. Descriptors come from CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse's Educational Materials Database Thesaurus. Please note that summaries issued before May 20, 1994, do not have descriptors. When you search using descriptors you are able to take advantage of the effort that a CDC NAC staff member has already made in selecting words that reflect the content of the summary.
Example 1: To find summaries with the descriptor "public awareness campaigns," enter the following:
Enter a word in the descriptor field to find out if that word is being used by the database as a descriptor. If it is, you will be able to retrieve records. If it is not, your retrieval will be zero.
Example 2: To find summaries with the word "funding" in the Descriptor field, enter the following:Your results will include summaries with descriptor:
Use this field to find summaries written between particular dates. The dates range from May 1988 to the present. (A few summaries go back to 1982.) Use the MM/DD/YYYY format when entering the date.
Example: To find all summaries written between January 1, 1996, and August 1, 1996, that mention Japan, enter the following:
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