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Standard Search

"Choose a Subject Category" (on the left side of the screen): Simply select the radio button for the subject of your choice. Then either press "Enter" or the "Start Search" button at the bottom of the page. The search results will appear on the next screen.

"Choose a Document Type" (on the right side of the screen): You may be interested in finding a particular article about an analysis report that you know appeared, for example, in Solar Today. Select the radio button for "Journal Article" and then press either "Enter" or "Start Search." The search results will appear on the next screen.

Combining Search Options: You can use both of the above search methods to further refine your search. If, for example, you are seeking slide presentations that discuss building technologies, then you can select the radio button for Building Technologies under "Choose a Subject Category" and the radio button for Presentation under "Choose a Document Type."

New Searches: When you start a new search in Analysis Documents, press the "Clear" button at the bottom of the page to reset the screen. This will prevent you from getting confusing or inadequate results because of button selections made in previous searches.


Advanced Search

If you know some fragment of information, such as an author's last name, or the year of publication, or some words in the title of the publication, or the report number, you can use this option. You can enter terms in more than one box to narrow your results (all terms must be present in record for it to appear in results). Note that additional help screens are available for each of these options.

New Searches: When you start a new search in Analysis Documents, press the "Clear" button at the bottom of the page to reset the screen. This will prevent you from getting confusing or inadequate results because of selections made in previous searches.


Title Search

Enter one or more words from the title of the document.

  • If you use "contains all," you will get documents with all specified keywords in the title.
  • If you use "contains any," you will get documents with one or more of the specified keywords in the title.
  • If you use "contains in order," you will get documents with all specified keywords in the title in exact order.
  • If you use "contains the phrase," you will get documents with all specified keywords and stopwords in the title in exact order.

You do not have to capitalize — the field is case insensitive.
You can use "*" for stem searches, e.g. ethan* or *chemical*


Author Search

Enter one or more author names using the "contains all" operator:

  • Smith
  • G E Smith (if you know initials)
  • Smith&Nelson (selects both authors together, Boolean AND)
  • Smith,Nelson (selects either author or both authors together, Boolean OR)

You do not have to capitalize — the field is case insensitive.


Publication Year Search

Enter the 4-digit year of publication, e.g. 1996

Search for a range of dates using a colon between the years, e.g. 1994:1996


Abstract Search

On the search form, select Abstract as the field to search, then enter one or more words from the abstract of the document.

  • If you use "contains all," you will get documents with all specified keywords in the abstract.
  • If you use "contains any," you will get documents with one or more of the specified keywords in the abstract.
  • If you use "contains in order," you will get documents with all specified keywords in the abstract in exact order.
  • If you use "contains the phrase," you will get documents with all specified keywords and stopwords in the abstract in exact order.

You do not have to capitalize — the field is case insensitive.
You can use "*" for stem searches, e.g. ethan* or *chemical*


Publisher Search

On the search form, select Publisher, Place as the field to search, then enter a publisher's name or location. Use the contains all operator and separate words with "&".

  • Institute&Gas&Technology (for Institute of Gas Technology)
  • CRC&Press (for CRC Press, Inc.)
  • Chicago

The field is case sensitive, so be sure to capitalize main words.


Report Numbers Search

On the search form, select Report Numbers as the field to search, then enter a complete or partial report number.

  • 22197
  • TP-430-22197
  • DOE/GO-10097-374
  • DOE&374 (selects both entries together, Boolean AND)
  • 21718,22197 (selects either number or both numbers, Boolean OR)

You do not have to capitalize letters — the field is case insensitive.


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