How to Search this Site
You can search for technology information of interest to you by
typing a related word or phrase or qualifying Boolean expression into
the text box on the
Search/Browse page and/or selecting qualifiers from
the picklists at the bottom of the page and clicking on the
Search button. The titles of all reports that meet
your search criteria are then listed for you. Note that each qualifying
report must meet the qualifications you specified in all the
Search/Browse boxes. If you searched by text, the titles of the
most relevant reports are listed first; otherwise, the titles are
listed alphabetically. Each title is a hyperlink to a Safety Report
that includes indexing terms in the expandable right column.
You can review the list of titles, scrolling and paging through it
if necessary, and click on the title of a report you would like to
examine. From the displayed report you can use your Internet
browser’s Back command to review additional titles on the list,
or you can return to the
page via the navigation bar or hyperlink to initiate a new search.
Searching by Text
To produce a list of reports that contain specific
word(s) or phrase(s), type a text search criterion expression into
the box and click on the Search button. See
Tips for Searching by Text for help with specifying your text search criteria.
Using Multiple Search Criteria
You may specify search criteria in any number and any
combination of the picklists
at the bottom of the search page. The listed titles on the search results page will then
meet all the specified search criteria. To make multipe selections from one box,
hold down the control (Ctrl) key and click on all desired terms with mouse.
Listing all titles
Example 1: To perform a search using multiple text and picklist values:
- Click on the "By Text" box and type the terms
surgical and fire (without quotes) into the search box.
- Click on the Hazard Reports option in the "Document Type" picklist and
the Device factors option in the "Cause of Device-Related Incident" picklist.
- Click on the Search button to view a list of all titles that meet all criteria.
Example 2: To produce a list of all Posters for the Emergency Medicine clinical specialty:
- Click on the Posters option in the "Document Type" picklist.
- Click on the Emergency Medicine option in the "Clinical Specialty or Hospital Dept" picklist.
- Click on the Search button to view a list of all titles that meet the criteria.
To view a list of all available titles, simply click on the
Search button on the
Search/Browse page without specifying search criteria in the
text or category boxes.