Specific Topic Search


This section describes how to use the Advanced Search option in STN Easy to find information on technology topics in user-defined databases.


Find studies on the effects of purple coneflower (Echinacea) extract on the immune system.

How to

Follow these steps to conduct a topic search using Advanced Search.

Step Do the following:


Click Advanced Search.


The Search Page appears. Verify the Current Category.

Option: Select databases in another technology category by clicking


 From the drop-down menus in the Search Term entry area, select Words. Type the search words in the associated entry boxes. 

Follow these guidelines to use more than one search term. 
 To add this kind of search term Select this combining operator  And this search term descriptor
 Synonym OR Words
 Additional concepts AND Words

For good recall, it may be important to consider variations in search term format.

Option: Verify search terms. Click 



 The Answer Page appears. Select the answer set of interest.


Scroll down to the Answer Table to view titles.

   Titles from CAplus in Most Recent Order | Best Match Order
 1 Use of echinacea in medicine
 2 Echinacea pallida (Nutt.) Nutt. - yield and echinacoside content
 3 Antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents and immunostimulants for prevention or improvement of prostate disorders


View more detail about

  • 1 title, by clicking on the title hyperlink 
  • ›1 title, by clicking to place a checkmark in the boxes associated with the titles of interest. Click  

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