Entries to the "Simple search" box are designed to match a single word or phrase found within a citation record (i.e., "pollock" or "walleye pollock").
The more refined "Advance search" feature allows for submitting single or multiple record field queries. Entries to the "Title" and "Author" boxes can be the entire or partial text. A percent '%' character can be inserted between multiple words (or text) entered in the "Title" box that will act as a "wildcard", to ingore any text that occurs between the search words. (e.g., entering "ringed%seal" will return a title containing the text: "ringed and bearded seals")
In addition, combinations of the three lists for publication year, AFSC divisional affiliation, and document type can be used. A heading checkbox must be checked when selecting items from the list below it. Multiple items from a list can be selected by holding down the Ctrl key while clicking on each item.
Use the "Submit" button associated with the type of search used (Simple or Advanced) to enter your query.
On the search results page, some records provide a hyperlink ("URL:") to view documents when available online. Most of these publications are in .pdf format, requiring you to have Adobe Acrobat Reader freeware (or equivalent viewing software) installed on your computer. Adobe also offers free tools for the visually disabled.
Note: Also on the search results page, only those records added to the database since February 2009 are shown with the database entry date ("Entered:").
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