Searching the Research Projects Database


Tips for Searching the Research Projects Database
Quick Search
Users can perform a simple search by selecting from seven different fields (keyword, title, abstract, full text, project number, project start year, and project end year.) and choosing the "Any Words", "All Words" or "Exact Phrase" options.

Advanced Search
Allows users to perform several search strategies such as:


        • Quick Search box with the ability to select from seven different fields (keyword, title, abstract, full text, project number, project start year, and project end year.) and use the "Any Words", "All Words" or "Exact Phrase".
        • Quick Search box with selection from Food Safety Category drop-down box
        • Quick Search box with selection from Farm to Table Category drop-down box
        • Quick Search box with selection from Funding Source drop-down boxes
        • Quick Search box with selection from both the Funding Source drop-down and Food Safety Category drop-down boxes
        • Food Safety Category drop-down box only
        • Farm to Table Category drop-down box only
        • Funding Source drop-down boxes only
        • Food Safety Category drop-down box, Farm to Table drop-down box, and Funding Source drop-down boxes together


Results Page View
Users can customize the display of results by selecting projects and choosing "display selected". A "brief" view is the search default however if project title is clicked on a "detailed" view of the project appears.

Display


        • Brief View - Title of Project and Project Objective
        • Detailed View - All Fields in the Database are displayed

Select option for Printing

        • Select All, View Selected


Search Tips and Examples

        • Type a word, phrase, or number in the search box. The user can use the "exact phrase" in any of these fields or can use Boolean operators "OR" and "AND" expressed as "any word" and "all words", respectively. (Note: If user decides to search by "investigator", these search options appear: "first name", "last name", and "full name".)
        • In addition, truncation may be used to retrieve variations in word endings. The asterisk (*) can represent no extra characters, a single extra character or multiple characters.
        • For more information on conducting "key word" searches please see "Search Tips" below.

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Exact Phrase

        • To find a project with the "exact phrase" apple cider:
        • Type apple cider in the search box and choose the "exact phrase" and "title" options.
        • The search results will list all projects that have a title with the phrase "apple cider".
          To broaden the "exact phrase" search on apple cider, the user should choose "key words", "abstract",
          or "full-text" options.

Any Word


        • To find a project title with "any word" apple OR cider:
        • Type apple cider in the search box and choose the "all words" and "title" options.
        • The search results will list projects that include either word, apple OR cider in the title.
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All Word

        • To find a project title with "all words" apple AND cider:
        • Type apple cider in the search box and choose the "all words" and "title" field options.
        • The search results will list projects that include both words, apple AND cider in the title. These words can be in an exact phrase or separately.

Truncation

        • Model* - model, models, modeling
        • Salmonell* - Salmonella, salmonellosis
        • Spongiform* - Spongiform, Spongiforme (British spelling)
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