• Biological Abstracts defaults to the Advanced Mode (Keyword) search.

  • To search an author, title, or journal, click on the icons at the top of the Keyword search screen.

  • Limit the search by type of organism, year, latest update, or document type by choosing one of the boxes below the search window.

  • Limit a search set by clicking on the Limit button at the top of the advanced mode search screen. A list of limiters to choose from will appear below the Search History screen.

  • Combine one or more searches by either choosing the Combine button, or combining the set numbers, e.g. (1 and 2) not 3, etc.

  • Search a topic or keyword within one or more Search Fields by clicking on the Search Fields button, then select preferred field.
  • Bio systematic Codes / Super Taxonomic Groups (BC) can be searched using the Search Fields button. To find the codes, use the BIOSIS search guide.
    Tisch Reference Desk: Z699.5.B53.B56
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