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Advanced Search

This page covers:

What is an Advanced search?
Running an Advanced search
Searching for more than one term at once
Choosing a search area
Specifying a date
Choosing a content type
Clearing search terms 
 

What is an Advanced search?

This is a full search of the entire US Constitutional Law (USC) site or individual sites within OXCON. It finds your term wherever it occurs in the database. Depending on which Law product you are using this could be in full text, OUP reference party, ISBN, OUP reference, the author or contributor, Date, Book title, or Chapter or section heading.

An Advanced search also allows you to search for multiple terms at the same time.
 
 

Running an Advanced search 

Here's how to run the simplest search:
 
Open the Advanced search page by clicking Advanced Search below the Search box at the top right of the page.
 
Click the arrow and select a search area from the drop down menu. The default is Full text.
 
Type the word or phrase you want to find into the top box.
 
Press Enter or click Search.

The results are displayed in the Results list. To open any of the items in the list, click on it.

 

Searching for more than one term at once

In an Advanced search you can search for more than one term at once. Two lines of search terms are provided by default. Click Add row to open a third search box for a third term. (You can continue to add search boxes to search for more than three terms. To remove a row, click Remove row.)

Between the input boxes is a list box displaying the default operator And .This is where you select how you want to combine your terms. The options are And, Or, Not.
 
 

Choosing a search area

A search area is the specific kind of text (e.g. Date, Author/Contributor you can choose to search in an Advanced search. You choose your search area from the list box on the left of the search box, which is set to Full Text as the default. )

 

Specifying a date

You can specify a specific date or date range for your search, by selecting Date in the search area typing the date or date range into the search boxes.

For example, entering a date range of 2001 to 2012 returns documents from between 2001 and 2012. To enter a single date, enter (for example) 2001 in the date box.
 

Choosing a content type

By default, the results show all content that matches your search term. To confine your results to a particular type of content (e.g. Commentary/Analysis), expand the content type lists and check the appropriate option(s).

image of content type selections in advanced search
 

Clearing search terms

To clear all your search terms, click Clear.