Quick Search

Quick Search searches all indexed fields of all published database references. Indexed fields include Author, Ref ID, Periodical and Keywords fields.


Case is not sensitive, but spaces and spelling are significant. Enter complete terms or add an asterisk at the end.


To perform a simple keyword search, simply enter a phrase in the Quick Search field.


Example: water*

To perform an author search, enter the author's last name or portion followed by an asterisk.


Example: barlow*

To perform a compound search, enclose search terms in braces and separate with Boolean operators.


Example: {seed*} OR {zoo*}


Note: If Quick Search is not available, a message will appear where this search tool normally displays on the page.  Since Quick Search searches all indexed fields, this will occur when the Reference Manager database administrator excludes 'All Indexed Fields' in Reference Manager's Retrieval Options.