Help on Searching the
Videocast Database Text index

When searching the Videocast Web Site, there are several options for entering your search term(s). The simplest search consists of a single word. More complex searches involve the combination of two or more words with or without logical operators (Boolean searching).

 
Single word search

Example: enter vaccine

Retrieves any Web page containing the string "vaccine."
Multiple word search using AND operator

Example: enter mouse AND genetic
Select exact word search

Retrieves any Web page containing both the string "mouse" and "genetic."
Exact phrase search

Example: enter "Vaccine Development Workshop"
Select exact word search

Retrieves any Web page containing the phrase "Vaccine Development Workshop" (in that exact order). The query will find only the words exactly as entered; thus "info pack" will find "info packs", but will not find "information pack".  The double-quotes are required.
Multiple word search using OR operator

Example: enter mouse OR vaccine
Select exact word search

Retrieves any Web page containing either the string "mouse" or "vaccine." OR is especially useful for searching synonyms.
Flexible word search

Example: enter mice mitochondria
Select word variants search

Retrieves any Web page containing either the string "mice" or "mitochondria."  It will also find pages containing word variants such as "mouse."
Multiple word search using OR, NOT operator

Example: enter nun OR vaccine AND NOT splice
Select exact word search

Retrieves any Web page containing either the string "nun" or "vaccine".  It will skip pages containing the word "splice."
Partial word search

Example: enter "mou*"
Select exact word search

Retrieves any Web page containing words beginning with the string "mou", such as "mouse."  The double quotes are required.

Other options

You have the option of searching only Titles, Authors, or both, by clicking the appropriate check boxes.