Advanced Article Search
This page allows users to search for journal articles using specific criteria. Any type of article
may be returned (Research, Letters, About the Cover, etc.), and from any published issue,
but results are limited to 200 matches.
The search is powered by PubMed Central (PMC), but results will link directly to the Emerging Infectious
Diseases website. If a search has more than 200 results, then the first 200 articles based on
relevance are returned. All searches must have at least one search criteria specified, and can have
multiple keywords and authors. When specifying date ranges, a start and end date must be specified.
Search results are returned in a table. Each column is sortable, and the number of items shown on each page can be customized. The results table also has its own search box, which can be used to further filter results.
Articles in the journal are tagged with keywords. To search for keywords, type at least three
characters in the textbox. The top 30 results will be returned in a list, in descending order
from most used to least used. To add a keyword to your search, select it from the list. Keywords can
only be selected from the drop down one at a time, but your search can include multiple keywords. To
include additional keywords, repeat the process of finding keywords by using the text box.
To remove a keyword from your search, click the "x" icon next to the keyword.
Keywords may be attached to different articles with slightly different spellings or abbreviations. To retrieve all of the articles relevant to a keyword, it may be necessary to select all the variations of the spelling, and use the "OR" logic for the keyword search.
The radio buttons specify the logic for searching multiple keywords. If "AND" is selected, the search will return articles that include ALL of the selected keywords. For example, you can search for articles about "Salmonella" AND "Poultry". If "OR" is selected, the search will return articles that contain ANY of the selected keywords. For example, you can search for articles about "Salmonella" OR "Poultry".
To search for journal authors, type at least three characters in the textbox. The top 30 results
will be returned in a list, in descending order from most articles to least articles. Any author
attached to an article in the journal will be returned. To add an author to your search, select
them from the list.
To remove an author from your search, click the "delete" icon next to the author. Multiple authors
can be included in a search. To add an additional author to the search, repeat the process of using
the search text box.
Authors may be attached to different articles with slightly different names. For example, an author may be listed as "John Smith" on one article and "John Q. Smith" on another article. To retrieve all of the articles an author has written, it may be necessary to select all the variations of their name, and use the "OR" logic for the author search. For the example above, I could retrieve articles for "John Smith" OR "John Q. Smith".
The radio buttons specify the logic for searching multiple authors. If "AND" is selected, the search will return articles written by ALL of the selected authors. For example, you can search for articles by "John Smith" AND "Jane Doe". If "OR" is selected, the search will return articles written by ANY of the selected authors. For example, you can search for articles by "John Smith" OR "Jane Doe".
The search can specify a date range based on publication date. Results will have a publication date within the specified range. Both a "From" and "To" date must be specified for the search to work correctly. Dates can be entered manually in "MM/DD/YYYY" format, or use the date picker that appears when clicking the text box. Not all the available years appear in the year drop down. To make older years appear in the drop down, select the oldest year. Then click the year drop down again and previous years will be available.
Up to 200 search results will be returned matching the search criteria. The resulting table is sortable
and searchable. Links are provided to the volume, issue, and article itself. Links open in a new tab.
Links to the articles are in the column "Article No." The links are created using information received from PMC. Sometimes the information received from PMC will be incomplete, in which case the word "Issue" will be in place of the article number. The links titled "Issue" will navigate to the table of contents for the correct issue, and the article may be located from there. Links may also occasionally be incorrect. We are working to fix these mistakes so that the search results are more reliable.
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.