Please select one of the links below to view the information related to that topic or question.
The system performs the query based upon these five fields:
- Author Name
- The Document itself
However, if you are searching for a phrase containing more than one word, quotation marks play a role. For example, entering "marine protected areas" (with quotation marks) will return fewer results than entering marine protected areas (without quotation marks). For more information see item 3 below, regarding what you want to search for.
The default is to search across all of the entire repository ("All Collections").
- To specify a single collection, select an item from the Collections drop-down list.
You can select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields above or you can select only one field and click the Search button.
- Select where you want to search from within the Category drop-down list:
Advanced Search Categories:
- Personal Author
- Corporate Author
- Conference Name
- Document Type
- Published Date
- DOI URL
- Input what you want to search for.
Note: If you enter two words separated by a space, one combined result set is returned. This input acts like first word OR second word.
For example, keying Hurricane Katrina returns a list of documents that contain the word Hurricane combined with a list of the documents that contain the word Katrina.
However, to obtain a more precise match from your search, phrases must be enclosed in quotation marks. Keying"Hurricane Katrina" (with quotation marks) returns the list of documents that contain the entire phrase Hurricane Katrina.
You cannot enter a colon in the keyword field.
Advanced Search Category: Document Type
You can now search on documents by the type of works they were published as; a book, journal article, newsletter, poster, report,etc. Select "Document Type" in the category drop-down, pick a specific document type in the drop-down that appears to the right, then click the "Search" button.
Document Type drop-down-options:
Advanced Search Category: Published Date
To search for a document by published date, select "Published Date" from the category drop-down and then enter either a date range in both fields that appear on the right or a single date in the first field. The following formats are accepted: MM/DD/YY, MM/YYYY, or YYYY
You can type the date directly within the fields or you can utilize the date picker by clicking the calendar icon to the right of each field. After entering the published date or date range, click the "Search" button.
Published Date, date picker drop down:
Advanced Search Category: Language
The Repository has documents in several different languages. To search for documents written in a specific language select "Language" in the category drop-down, pick a specific language in the drop-down that appears to the right, and then click the "Search" button.
Language drop-down options:
- To add additional search criteria, select the appropriate Boolean operator from the drop-down menu.
The following table describes the Boolean operators.
Narrows your search and retrieve records containing all of the words it separates.
The search retrieves documents that use both search terms you entered.
Broadens your search and retrieve records containing any of the words it separates.
This search includes results that contain either of the search terms you entered.
Narrows your search by excluding Articles that do not contain the term following it.
When all three drop-downs are used, it is assumed that parentheses go around the first two phrases. Refer to the following example below:
- (A AND/OR/NOT B) AND/OR/NOT C
- The search first gets a result completing (A AND/OR/NOT B).
- Next, it completes AND/OR/NOT C on the returned result.
- Lastly, the search results are displayed.
Note: By clicking on the "x" icon in any Search text box, you can clear that field. Or you can click the "Clear All" link to clear all the text boxes.
A Collection includes documents that address a shared topic. NOAA Institutional repository collections are made up of digitized articles, reports, books, pamphlets, posters, videos, photos, etc.
Searching within a collection allows you to narrow your search results.
The documents that are listed in this area of NOAA Institutional repository are the twenty documents that were most recently updated or added to the site. These documents are sorted by most recently updated or added to least by default and they may or may not be the most recently published documents.
A facet allows you to narrow your Search based on pre-defined topic categories.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The small "i" icon is a tooltip. When you hover your cursor over the icon, additional information is displayed to help explain that section of the site.
There are multiple ways to deselect a facet; Click the "x" to the left of the facet in the "Narrowed by" section above your results or deselect it within the "Narrow Results" box to the left of your results.
Simply click the "x" next to the selected Volume and this action will also remove the selected Issue as well.
Search results within a collection can be sorted by Relevance, Last Modified Date, Title, and Published Date.
The content for Recently Added and Popular Articles modules are updated every week. The Featured Article and In the Spotlight are updated every other month. The Featured Collection is updated whenever a new Collection has been added to the NOAA Institutional repository.
To view a list of previous Spotlights, click the "Spotlight Archive" link at the bottom of the module.