In addition to basic search, the ACI Scholarly Blog Index also offers several options for an advanced search, which helps you to further limit your search results to those most closely pertaining to, or associated with, your topic. You can use one or more of any of the following advanced search options:
You can enclose any search phrase with quotation marks to ensure that results only include that specific phrase, with the words in that specific order. Here are examples of a search first done for the phrase due process, without quotation marks, and then a search done with quotation marks for the exact phrase "due process".
Applying one or more of the facets located on the left side of the page to help you further refine your list. Just click right on any facet - for example, date range, publication title, or Library of Congress classification. When the facet is applied, that filter option will appear at the top of your page so that you can easily see what your results are filtered by - or even click on the filter (on the left or at the top) to remove it in order to view the results without that filter.
Here's an example of a search for the keyword diabetes. Notice that this keyword search returns 690 blog posts about diabetes.
However, by using facets to apply a filter - in this case, we'll apply the Physiology LC Classification filter - our results are narrowed down to significantly fewer results. In this case, we end up with 59 results.
Now, let's take it a step further. Let's say we only wanted the most recent topics to make our diabetes-focus a little more cutting-edge. By applying the Date filter of "Past Month", it will further refine those results to those blog posts published within the past month. We've now narrowed down our results list to 8 blog posts.
To remove an unwanted keyword from your search results list, just type that keyword in the search box with a minus (-) sign just before the word (don't put a space). You can do this with multiple unwanted keywords as well, and you can even use multiple forms of the same word. For example, if you wanted the keyword nucleic without the results containing nucleic acid(s), you would type the following into the search box: nucleic -acid -acids.
Here's an example of a search for macular, which brings up several results referring to macular edema. We can then perform a search for macular -edema to remove the unwanted keyword "edema" from the results list.
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