Ovid Synthesis User Guide

How do I perform an advanced search?

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April 9, 2024

To perform an advanced search (also known as a fielded search), follow these steps:

               1. In the Literature Search panel, to the right of the Search box, click Advanced.



               2. Click the Select a field drop-down list and select a field (the default is All).

               3. In the Enter keyword box, enter a search term.

If you want to search additional fields and/or add search terms, click Add condition and select one of the Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT).

Click the plus  and another search line displays. Enter your search criteria as necessary.


              4. When you have entered all the search lines you need, click Search.

Here's a search example:





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