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Advanced Search

Advanced Search uses a form based on metadata (information about the documents) to construct a search query. The Advanced Search page allows you to

  • Specify a date or date range,

  • Select a collection,

  • Add up to five fields (e.g., author, title, keyword) and field values to narrow your search.

Procedure

Step 1. Click on the Advanced Search link to access the Advanced Search form.

Step 2. Specify the Publication Date using the drop down menus. The date options in the drop down menus are:

  • All Dates,

  • Date is,

  • Date is after,

  • Date is before, and

  • Date is between.

Step 3. Select one or more Collections from the Available Publications panel and click on the Add button to move them to the Selected Publications panel.

Step 4. Specify 1 to 5 search criteria to narrow your search by selecting the metadata field to look FOR in the Search in drop down menu on the left and the metadata value to look for in the Search for box on the right.

Step 5. Click on the Search button and view your results on the Search Results page.

Example

To narrow your search from all documents containing the keyword Clinton to only those documents from the Federal Register that contain the words Clinton and Environmental Protection Agency, perform the following steps:

Step 1. Click on the Advanced Search link near the Search button.

Step 2. Select the Publication Date desired.  The date options in the drop down menu are:

  • All Dates

  • Date is

  • Date is after

  • Date is before

  • Date is between

Step 3. Select the Federal Register from the Available Publications panel by clicking on the collection.  Click on the Add button to move that publication over to the Selected Publications panel.

Step 4. Specify your search criteria:

  • Select Full-Text of Publications and Metadata in the Search in box, and enter Clinton in the Search for box,

  • Click on the Add more search criteria link (you may have up to 5 criteria); this brings up another Search Box pair,

  • Select Agency in the Search in box, and enter Environmental Protection Agency in the Search for box.

Step 5. Click the Search button on the bottom of the form.  This will result in a Search Results page.

 

Metadata Fields and Values by Collection

For more information on how to enter metadata into the Advanced Search form for each collection, visit the Metadata Fields and Values page for each collection.

 

 

 


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