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Biological Abstracts: Basic Search


This section will help get you familiar with searching in Biological Abstracts.  On this page are step-by-step instructions for building a Basic Search.  Once you've got that down, take a look at the Search Results page for information about how to work with your search results.

Watch this video for more search tips and instructions on how to utilize the Advance Search fields:

Step by Step

Here are some step-by-step instructions on building a search in Biological Abstracts.
For more details on searching, see the Search Tips page.

1.  Use the drop down menus to select the type of information.

2.  Enter your search terms.

3.  Add another field if necessary.

4.  Select Boolean Operators if necessary.

5.  Change the time frame for your search if necessary.

6.  Click Search.

Ready for More?

Once you've got some results to work with, take a look at the next page to learn about some great tools Biological Abstracts offers for narrowing your search or organizing your results.