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MEDLINE®

Searchable Fields

An accessible version of the Searchable Fields table is available below.

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Field Name

Label

Search Examples & Explanation

Abstract

 AB

AB(child welfare worker)

The abstract provided by the journal is reproduced with little or no modifications. If no abstract is provided, one is created by the ProQues editorial team, drawing on the article’s text and concepts.  Abstracts are available from 1987.

Accession Number

AN

AN(356894)

Search the unique database ID for articles and documents.

Anywhere

(Libor OR Euribor)    

Enter keyword(s) without a field code label to search the entire record.

Anywhere except full text

ALL

NOFT(sudden infant death syndrome)     (Also "ALL")  

Searches for keywords in the citation and abstract. It is a full record search, but does not include a search on the full text.

Author

AU

AU(Cabassa Leopoldo)      

Finds documents written by a particular author. Use the Look Up list to verify the various formats of the same name.

Cited Author

CAU

CAU(Nightingale)      

Searches for an author that is part of the Cited References section of a record. 

Cited Document Title

CTI

CTI(Arthritis)    

Search for document titles that are part of the Cited References section of a record. 

Cited Publication Date

CYR

CYR(October 1987)    

Searches for publication dates that are part of the Cited References section of a record. 

Cited Publication Title

CPUB

CPUB(Pediatrics)   

Searches for a publication title that is part of the Cited References section of a record. 

Company/Organization

ORG

ORG(CBO)      

Searches for a company or other organizations featured prominently in an article. 

Digital Object Identifiers

DOI

DOI(10.1017/S0954422419000301)        

Searches for documents with DOIs using the DOI search.

Document Feature

DF

DF(Chart)     

Searches for features in an article such as charts, diagrams, illustrations or photographs.

Document Number

AN

AN(1713554)       

Searches both the ProQuest document ID (applied to all documents) and the 3rd party document ID (applied to some databases, such as PsycINFO).

Document Title

TI

TI(colitis)      

Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.

Document Type

DType

DType(Case Study)   

Finds specific document types such as article, business case, company profile, market research…

International Standard Serials Number

ISSN

ISSN(1573-3432)    

Looks for the eight digit International Standard Serials Number (ISSN), where available. Hyphens are optional.

Issue

ISS

ISS(74)     

Searches the issue number of a resource. 

Language

LA

LOC(United States)      

Original language of the document.

Location

LOC

LOC(United States)    

Specific geographic area or location.

MEDLINE®

Link to additional MEDLINE® search syntax and field codes:  https://search.proquest.com/help/academic/webframe.html?medline.html#medline.html

MeSH Codes

 For information on available MeSH Codes, see the following:       https://www.proquest.com/help/academic/mesh_codes_academic.html#mesh_abbr

Publication date

PD

PD(19871020)     

Specific publication date.

Publication Title

PUB

PUB(American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education)       

Specific publication or publications.

References

REF

REF(Maryam A. Jordaan)     

Looks for the data in a cited reference. It will search all of the main components of a cited reference (cited author, cited document title, cited publication date, and cited publication title). 

Subject Heading(All)

SU

SU(diabetes)   

Look for articles about a specific subject. A search for the subject heading “accounts,” will find articles with the subject accounts, health savings accounts or checking accounts. To run an exact subject search where only “accounts” is retrieved and not subject terms that contain additional terms, search using EXACT.       

SU.EXACT(diabetes)

Volume

VO

VO(100)    

Volume of a resource.