Searching the Group Author Field
A group author is an organization or institution that is credited with authorship of an article or book.
Group author names are word-indexed so you can search for a group name by entering any of its consitutuent terms. For example, health finds records of documents authored by Women's Heal Initiative as well as Health ABC Study.
The Group Author index contains the names of all group authors in the database. Click Select from index to search for group author names and add them to your search. Many names of group authors contain abbreviations. One name can have many variants, and an organization may have several subsidiary organizations. For example, there are several entries in the index for World Health Organization, including:
- WORLD HLTH ORG
- WORLD HLTH ORG COLLABORATING CTR
- WORLD HLTH ORG WRITING GRP
A search by World Hlth Org will find records of documents authored by any organization beginning with World Hlth Org, including World Hlth Org Collaborating Ctr and World Hlth Org Writing Grp. However, it will not find records of articles authored by WHO.
A comprehensive search for documents authored by the World Health Organization would be WHO OR World Hlth Org
Group Author Index
The Group Author index contains the name of all group authors in the database for the selected timespan. It also shows the total number of records for each group author for the selected timespan.
For example, the group author Galileo Imaging Team published 11 documents between 1997 and 2000. If the timespan is 1900-2015, the index shows 11 records for Galileo Imaging Team. If the timespan is 1999 to 2000, the index shows 4 records for Galileo Imaging Team. If the timespan is 2001-2015, Galileo Imaging Team does not appear in the index because that organization did not publish any articles after 2000.
Click a letter (A-Z) to browse through a list of items alphabetically. This feature is useful if you do not know the correct spelling of an item.
Move To Option
Enter a name or the first few characters of a name in the Move To text field.
Click the Move To button to go to a list of names that begin with the characters that you entered. For example, if you enter Pharma as the search term, the product finds every item in the index that begins with this word.
Click the Add button to select a name from the list. The selected name is added to the text box at the bottom of the page.
Click OK to transfer the selected name(s) to the search field on the Basic Search / Advanced Searh page.
Enter a word or phrase in the Find text field. Wildcards (* $ ?) are permitted. You must enter at least two characters before a wildcard. For example: Sa*
If you omit the wildcard, the system will find only exact matches: adolescent will not match adolescents.
- Click the Find button to retrieve names from the index that contain the text you entered. For example, if you enter adolescen*, you will retrieve every group author name that contains the text adolescen, such as ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION STUDY GRP and COMM ADOLESCENCE.
Click the Add button to add a name to your search. You may select multiple names. Multiple names are joined by the OR operator.
Click OK to transfer the selected name(s) to the search box on the Basic Search or Advanced Search page.
Be aware that we limit the display of author names based on the depth of years in your institution's product subscription. For example, if your subscription depth is 10 years, then we only display those authors who have published articles within this 10-year period.
Be sure to search for abbreviations as well as full names. The names of many institutions may be represented in more than one way in the database. For example, the Food and Drug Administration is represented as FOOD DRUG ADM as well as FDA.
Group Author Search Examples
health finds records of documents authored by Women's
Health Initiative, Health ABC Study, and World Health Org.
parkin* finds records of documents authored by Parkinson Study Grp and Parkinsons Dis Res Grp United King.
- neuro* finds records of documents authored by Neuroblastoma Study Grp French, Neurocrine Biosciences Inc, and Neuroscience Inst.