Advanced Search Page
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These rules apply to any plain text field on the advanced search form.
This field searches all of the indexed fields in TRID which include title, abstract, notes, index terms, subject areas, record accession numbers (both TRIS and ITRD), and authors.
Enter one or more terms from a title or the exact title to search on a publication title.
Serial or Conference
Enter one or more terms to search for records from a serial or conference.
Enter one or more terms to search by TR News issue number or TRR number.
Click the field or use the down arrow to select a TRB subject area to limit search results by a specific transportation mode, function, or activity. You may also start typing to filter the list, then use the arrow keys or highlight with the cursor to select a subject area. Multiple subject areas may be selected; simply repeat the process as for selecting the first subject area. If you select multiple subject areas, you can switch between "or"/"and" Boolean logic for your selections by selecting the appropriate radio button.
*Note that ITRD Subjects are searchable in the keyword field
Enter complete or partial terms to search for report, contract or grant numbers.
To search for multiple terms, use
Begin typing an index term. If the term is from the Transportation Research Thesaurus, matching terms will appear in a drop down list from which you can select terms. More than one term may be selected; in this case the default Boolean operator is OR.
Uncontrolled terms and ITRD Thesaurus terms do not appear in the drop down list but are still searchable in this field. To search uncontrolled terms or ITRD thesaurus terms, simply enter the terms on which you wish to search and press Enter.
To use Boolean logic and/or wildcards, simply enter the query without selecting any terms from the drop down list.
Enter a person's last/family name and first/given name or initial to search among authors and editors. You can use wildcards and Boolean logic to search across all matching names, including first names.
Note that a query for
Select from the list to limit your search to publications, monograph or analytic publications, or a combination.
Limit results to free or fee-based full-text links
Checking this box will only display results that have associated direct or indirect URL links to the full text document. Many publishers charge a fee for downloading the full text
The default is set to search all dates. To narrow your search, enter a start and end date, or select one of the presets.
The range entered in the
Use these parameters to change the order in which results are displayed.
Records per Page
Select the number of results shown on each page.
Search Results Page
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The first four small icons above the search results on the right side allow you to share results using social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and a host of other sharing platforms.
The fifth and final icon on the right is for sending the results via e-mail. Clicking it will open a new form.
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one or more records. Use the
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