Search Tips

Searching Members Only Content
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Most Recent Pages or Documents on a Topic
Run a search. The results will be listed by relevance. To sort by date, click the word Date that appears on the right-hand side of the page above the search results listings. This will show pages listed from oldest to more recent. Click Date once more to change the sorting to more recent to oldest.

Publication Searches (Committee Opinions, Practice Bulletins, etc)
There are two different ways to search through publications: 

  1. Click on Resources & Publications in the main navigation menu.  Then click on the publication you’d like to search through, like Committee Opinions, in the left-hand menu.  In the search box that appears on the body of the page, run a search on the topic or phrase you are looking for.

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  2. Run a search for a term like Laparoscopy. Locate the Refine Your Results box on the left-hand side of the page. Click on the publication filter, like Committee Opinion under Source, to narrow the search results to Committee Opinions containing the word Laparoscopy. Refine the search results more by clicking on categories or topics related to your search.

Specific Phrases
To search for an entire phrase, enclose the phrase in quotes. For example: 

“Sterilization by Laparoscopy”
Narrows search results to 5

Operators (AND, OR)
The table below illustrates how the search engine reads search terms:

Searching for: Results: # of Results:
laparoscopy Pages containing the word laparoscopy.
 
158
laparoscopy sterilization Pages containing the word laparoscopy OR sterilization.
 
260
laparoscopy OR sterilization Pages containing the word laparoscopy OR sterilization.
 
260
laparoscopy AND sterilization Pages containing the word laparoscopy AND sterilization.
 
3
laparoscopy+ sterilization Pages containing the word laparoscopy AND sterilization.
 
3

Expand/Narrow by Facets
If you run a search with a general term, you will receive a lot of search results. You can narrow search results by using facets.

For example, if you run a search for laparoscopy, you will receive 158 results. On the left-hand side of the page, there’s a “Refine Your Results” box. Click on one of the links under Source, Category, Topics, or Date to narrow your search results.  If you click the Committee Opinion facet under Source, it narrows search results to 5, or Abnormal Bleeding under Topics narrows results to 7. After clicking a facet, the facet will appear below the “Refine Your Results” heading with the link Undo next to it. Click the Undo link to remove a filter and expand your results.