Refine Your Results

How do I refine my Quick Search results?

When you do a Quick Search, you are running a full search of the entire AMA Manual of Style. It finds your term wherever it occurs in all chapters. This could be in the form of a figure caption, as part of a chapter's heading titles, or anywhere else in the full text of the book.

On the left of your results list, you will find features that will help you refine your results.

Narrow Your Choices


Here's how to refine your initial list of Quick search results:

1. Run a Quick Search on any term you are interested in, e.g., references.

2. On the left-hand side of your results list, you will find options to narrow your choices.

3. Add a row by clicking the "Add row" button and utilise the Boolean operators as needed between search terms.

4. Click

5. You can also refine your results by choosing to search for your term within a particular topic, such as grammar or typography. There are 25 different categories you can choose, and many sub-categories within these.

6. The results are displayed in the Results List.


To search for the term Cardiology wherever it occurs in the full text of the library, type Cardiology into the Search box and press Enter. A list of results is displayed. Click on any of the entries featured in the Results list to open it.

You can build on this basic search procedure by:

Looking for combinations of words using Boolean operators such as international AND standard; Olympic NOT games.