Use Search to look for words in article titles are in subject fields.
Booleans searching can be used to limit the number of records per query.
About Narrowing Searches
You can narrow or expand the scope of your search request by using the
conjunctions AND, OR, and AND NOT to combine indexes or search terms. (These
words are sometimes referred to as "logical operators" or "Boolean operators".)
Use Boolean operators when searching between any field, e.g., subject
field: tokamaks <and> title field: plasma in the title
narrows search results. You retrieve only records indexed under both
(or all) parts of your search request.
expands search results. You retrieve records indexed under either (or
any) parts of your search request.
* AND NOT
narrows search results. You retrieve only records indexed under the
first but not the second part of your search request.
Case Sensitivity of search terms:
Should you use upper case, lower case or mixed case words?
Always case insensitive: enter words all in lower case, all in upper
case or in mixed case. The results produced will be the same.
Use the asterisk (*) or a pound sign (#) to search word stems from the
left or right. The search will automatically right truncate search queries.
* tron -- tevatron, betatron, syncrotron or #tron -- neutrons, tevatron, betatron, syncrotron
Searching for Author Names
Choose the "Author" field; enter names in the form
lastname, initial ex. furth, h. or furth, harold or furth h*
Search Terms Syntax
Except for author searches, separate words with spaces (any commas or quotes
will be treated as part of the search phrase). PPLCat will automatically
search for simple plurals and word stems (words that have differnet endings
-- ex. search pin will also find pinch, pinched, pinning, pinhole.
Separate words with spaces. Commas will be searched as part of the phrase.
Use boolean search between fields to effectively connect the words with
the OR operator.
ex. Subject field: toroidal plasmas OR Subject field: ignition
Use truncation (* or #) to search for alternative endings to stem words.
ex. toroidal plasma*
You can now use >, <, >=, <= to precede a search value (e.g., ">=
Will Find ...
> = 1990
< = 1990
Journal year greater than 1990
Journal year less than 1990
Journal year greater than or equal to 1990
Journal year less than or equal to 1990
You can also use "between ... and .... " In this case, the values are
Searching "between 1995 and 1997" would include the string "1995" and "1997"
and every thing in between.
Searching "between 3108 and 3200" in the Laboratory Report
field will include "PPL-3108" and "PPL-3200" and every report in between.
After running a search, your results will be displayed (assuming there
is at least one match). The results display will indicate the total number
of records that match your search but show fifteen titles on each page.
Use the "NEXT VALUES" button to display the next fifteen titles or "PREVIOUS
VALUES" for the previous fifteen entries. Results are limited to 1000 records.
You will need to limit a large search with the publication year, additional
title or subject terms, or an author name. The Browse option will display
the number of records in each search (e.g. number of occurrances of the
"plasma" as a subject word)
Plasma engineering -- Congresses
The format in which results are displayed is under your control. There
are two default formats: Brief and Long. Brief format shows each record
with its first author, title, and year of publication; long format shows
title, author(s) (up to three authors although all authors are indexed),
page(s), Report Number(s) Publication Date, Notes, and Indexing Subject
Toroid field coil shear key installation study, DOE task No.22 (01/--/95)
Long Record (Note: cross-linked fields are
highlighted and searchable)
Toroid field coil shear key installation study, DOE task No.22
1. Jones, C.E.2. Yuen, J.L.3.
Report Number :
Publication Date :
Lab or Issuing Body :
Rockwell International Corporation, Energy
To display the full record from the results screen, click on the record
number to the left of each brief display. Several of the fields in the
full record are hyperlinked: this means you can run a new search directly
by clicking on the field. For example, click on the journal name to find
all records for that journal, or click on an author name to find all records
matching that author.
You can browse your results by clicking the "Next Record" or "Previous
Record" buttons when looking at a full record, or click on the "the next
15 records" link at the bottom of the results page.