Refining your results list and choosing your search area
On the left of your results list you’ll find features to help you find what you want in that list.
Narrow your choices by using the left pane available on all search and browse results pages.
- Add another search term: To refine your results further, select what type of content you want to search (i.e., full text, bibliography, author), and add a quick search term. Add a row by clicking the “Add row” button, and utilize the Boolean operators as needed between search terms i.e. choosing 'and', 'or' or 'not'. Click the update button for search results reflecting your new search criteria. To delete all or part of your query, simply delete the search terms and select “Update.”
- Availability: your library may not have subscribed to all the Oxford Medicine Online content. Open the Availability widget by clicking the little triangle and then check the Show full text results only box to limit what you see to just what you have access rights to.
- By most recently published, specialty, career stage, series, and date. In this pane you’ll see the same specialty taxonomy as in the specialty browse panel – but in more detail, so you can choose to explore more precisely.
- Each topic shows you the number of books on that topic (in brackets).
- Click on the + signs to expand each branch of the taxonomy or the – signs to hide the sub-branches. Click on each term to choose it.
- Refine by date: If you are looking for a title published online or in print in a certain year or range of years, use this tool to find it. Select “Online Pub Date” or “Print Pub Date”, then add a range of years using the “From” and “To” fields. If you know the exact year it was published, select it in the “Exact year” dropdown. Hit the “Update” button to see the updated results list. You can also add rows and use Boolean operators as part of this functionality.
More on search areas
Click on the Refine terms box and make your choice from the list.
Full text is the entire text of all the books in Oxford Medicine Online. It includes book titles, abstracts, chapter titles, ISBN, keywords, etc. This is the broadest possible search.
You can also do a full text search of:
Abstract confines your search to the abstracts of books and chapters.
Chapter Title restricts your search to the titles of chapters.
Book Title searches the titles of books only.
Author searches author names.
Editor searches editor names.
DOI searches digital object identifiers.
ISBN searches International Standard Book Numbers.
Changing how much information is displayed
There are three options for viewing results. To select one, click on it.
Minimal detail: title of the book, its author, and publication date.
Medium detail: title, author, publication details, and the first few lines of the abstract.
Maximum detail: title, author, publication details, and the complete abstract.