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Polymer Library: Sample Searches

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Sample Searches

Basic Search

You want to find scholarly articles published since 2000 on the use of polymers in prostheses.

  • Type prostheses into the Basic Search box.   
  • Based on the large amount of results that are retrieved, it is a good idea to refine your results using the Narrow results by feature.
  • From the Narrow results by and the Source Type limit, select to view Scholarly Journals.
  • Also from the Narrow results by panel, go to the Date limit and drag the first gray handle over toward the right side of the bar chart to limit your search to more recent items. Drag the handle over to search on items published from 2000 to the present and click update.
  • Limit to hip prostheses by clicking “Search within” next to the number of results, entering the term hip in the search box, and clicking “Search”
  • Go to the left top of the results page to the Sort results by pull-down menu (just above the Narrow results by) and resort your items by Date (most recent first) and click Sort.
  • To begin reviewing your results, click the Preview link available on each record to view a summary and major fields of the record.
  • For additional record details, select the Abstract/Details link under each record to view the full record.
  • Mark any records that interest you to save, print, email, cite, export, save to your My Research account, or to view selected items later.

Advanced Search

You want to retrieve information on the impact of fiber reinforced plastic on fuel consumption, published after 1995.

  • From the Advanced Search page, click on the Thesaurus link at right. 
  • Type fuel consumption in the search box, choose the option "Contains" and click on the FIND button.
  • Select "Fuel Consumption" from the list of subject terms and click Add to search.
  • You will see the subject term in the first search row, with the Subject Headings field selected.
  • On the next row, type fiber reinforced plastic.
  • Select After this date from the Publication Date dropdown menu and enter the year 1995.
  • Click Search.
  • Under your search terms on the right side, click "Save search/alert", then select “Create alert" to receive an email when new results are loaded into Polymer Library that meet your search criteria.
  • Enter your email address, choose the email format, and schedule your alert based on when you would like to receive an email of your results and how long you would like the alert to last.
  • Click create alert.