Help Page for the Jon Cohen AIDS Research Collection

 Help Topics 
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  > Getting started
  - Searching tips
  - Choosing a search type
  - Using basic search
  - Using advanced search (boolean)
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document graphic Viewing search history
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Getting started - searching

The Jon Cohen AIDS Research Collection allows users to submit simple and complex queries within the collection. To conduct a search, follow these steps.

Select a search type

By default, selecting a collection group lands you at the Basic search page. This is the simplest search form, but there are more complex searches available, in the Advanced search.

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Fig. 1: The top navigation bar showing the search menu expanded.

For more about search type options, see choosing a search type.

Enter query terms in the appropriate search form

Having chosen a search type, you can now enter your search query terms. Depending on your search type, you can combine up to three words or word phrases to match in a specified area of the text. You can restrict your search to only those items that match certain words in bibliographic fields (i.e., author, title, etc.).

For more about composing effective searches, see search tips.