1.1 Journal List
1.2 External Search Links
1.3 Default Search
1.4 Search Entry.
2. Basic Search
2.1 Search Fields
2.2 Limited Search
2.3 Search in Results
3. Thesaurus Search
3.1 Search Interface
3.2 MeSH List
3.3 Details of MeSH Term
3.4 Combined Search
4. Journal Search.
4.1 Search Interface
4.2 Journal Search Result
4.3 Journal Details
5. Author Search.
5.1 Search Interface
5.2 Author List
6. Advanced Search
7. Search History.
8. Search Results.
8.1 Article List
8.2 Article Details Page
8.3 Result Output
8.4 Result Analysis
In order to help users
find literatures by certain way, WPRIM platform provides a variety of search methods,
such as Basic Search, Thesaurus Search, Journal Search, Author Search, Advanced
Search and Search History function.
Journals approved by the WPRIM Regional
Journal Selection Committee since 2007 are listed by country alphabetically.
Click journal title to view details of the
provides external search targets such as GHL and PubMed. Search request will be
send to target website and corresponding results will be displayed.
Select WPRIM as
search target; enter one or more search terms, the platform will return
retrieval results by default search just like searching in “Default” field of
Basic Search (see 2.1 for more details).
1) Default: including Article Title Words +
Abstract Words + MeSH Terms + Author Name + Keywords + Vernacular Title, if any
of these fields’ value contains the search terms, then the record will be
considered to meet the user’s search. Particularly, by selecting “Intelligent
Search” option, the system will expand the search term intelligently, automatically
achieving to synchronized retrieval, not only including the search term, but
also the corresponding Headings and Subheadings.
2) All: the
combination of all fields related to the article.
3) Searching articles
within the specific field, such as Title, Vernacular Title, Abstract, Keywords,
MeSH, Author, Affiliation, Country, Journal Title and Year.
Click “More Limits” to set restrict
conditions, such as Article Type, Age, Gender, Humans or Animals etc.
Determiners are connected with sessions; the
qualification will continue to work till you click “Clear” or log out.
for Basic Search:
1) The system combines multiple words with logic
operator “AND” automatically.
2) Logic operators “AND”, “OR” and “NOT” can
be used directly, for example, cancer AND prevention. However, the Intelligent
Search isn’t suitable for logic condition, when you use logic operator, or use
more than one terms to search, do not select “Intelligent Search”.
3) If the search terms contain special
characters, use double quotes to quote them.
4) The system supports wildcard “?” and “%”.
In order to obtain more accurate search
results, you can select the “Search in Results” for a secondary search, the
system will combine the search terms in two times with logic AND.
You can continue
to use this function on secondary search results page.
Search in Results
can combine with Limited Search (see 2.2).
Headings (MeSH) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's controlled
vocabulary used for indexing articles for MEDLINE/PubMed. WPRIM indexes the articles
with MeSH terms by automatic indexing system which developed by IMICAMS.
can improve the ratio of Recall and Precision efficiently.
Type English Headings
or synonyms into the search box. (e.g., AIDS)
Select appropriate MeSH term by looking at
All Entry Terms and corresponding MeSH terms
related to AIDS are listed.
Hits field shows
the number of article, which contains the MeSH term in WPRIM database.
Immunodeficiency Syndrome” in MeSH List, the Heading’s notes and its position
in different MeSH trees are displayed. These details together with the MeSH
List are aiming to help users find appropriate MeSH term to search.
Select “Major MeSH” to search only for
major MeSH terms, which with “*” ahead of them.
Select Subheadings which you want to search
for specific aspects of the MeSH term.
for “Explode Search”:
1) No Explode: using the MeSH term itself to
search, not including its narrower terms.
using the MeSH term and its narrower terms (in All categories or certain MeSH
Tree) to search.
Tips of Subheadings:
1) The system is
automatically listing all of the Subheadings which can be combined with current
2) You can add or
delete Subheadings by clicking “Add” or “Delete”.
3) The Subheadings
with “+” behind them, means that they have narrower terms, you can explode it
4) Click one of
the Subheadings; the system will correspondingly display its note.
Journal titles are
listed alphabetically form A to Z; click the journal title to view its details.
You can also find
journals by selecting Journal Title, Abbreviation, Country, Publisher and ISSN.
Hits field shows
the number of articles published by the journal in WPRIM database.
Click the journal title
to view its details.
Your can search articles in current
journal: Entering search terms → Setting conditions in year and issue → Click “Browse”.
Enter an author’s name;
click “Next” to view the author list.
You can find the
first author only, with the “First Author” limit.
Hits field shows
the number of articles published by the author.
Select the author
(multiple selections are supported) and click “End” or click the author name
directly to view corresponding articles.
If you have
limited “First Author”, “Next” button will be shown on this page, you can find
specific articles that published by certain authors in certain institutions:
select first author(s) → click “Next” → select institution(s) → click
Advanced Search provides retrieval method
with field combination.
The search fields are the same with Basic
Search, if you want to search different terms in different fields at one-time,
select the logic operator (AND, OR, NOT) after
the last search box, the system will automatically add a new field
selection box and an search box.
On the contrary, click
minus image to delete the corresponding field selection box and search box.
and 2.3 for Search in Results and Limited Search
For each user, every
retrieval process is reserved in cache as a search history, including serial number,
number of hits, query expression and search time.
Click the query expression
to search it again.
Combine two or
more queries to generate a new query by clicking logic operators AND, OR and
NOT. ( Select queries → click the logic operator →
click “Go” to get results.)
The system can
save at most 100 queries for each user.
The search history
is connected with session and will always valid till the user log out.
queries and click “Clear History” to delete them manually.
The ultimate goal
for all kinds of search is to help user find articles.
1) The search terms in search results will
be highlighted in red.
2) On top of the
list, number of hits is also shown in red, as well as current page number and
total page number.
3) Set the number
of articles per page through the selection box beside “Show”, default value is
4) Click “Home”,
“Prev”, “Next” or “End” to go to the first page, the previous page, the next
page or the last page; for specific page, type page number into the input box
after “Page”, and click “Go”.
5) Select the rank
method through the selection box after “Sort” on right panel.
6) Default display
mode is Brief, including article title, author and journal related information,
and user can select Abstract mode on right panel.
7) Green icon
means that the full text of this article is available online, click the icon to
visit original website.
Click the article
title on article list page to view its details.
Click the green icon to get full text, the
same as the list page.
Select Output Records:
1) All Records: all hit records in this
retrieval process (the maximum is 500).
2) Selected Records: articles have been
3) All Records on Page: all articles on
4) Records X to Y: limit the range by inputting
the number manually.
You can print or
save your selected records with four file types, Normal type is the WPRIM’s own
standard, and the others all can be imported into corresponding software
You can also
obtain your selected records via Email: Click “Email”, type your email address
into the text box and click “Send”.
Click “Result Analysis” on right panel to analyze
Steps: Select analyzed field (Rank the
records by this field) → select the number of analyzed
records → set display options →
set the sorting method → click
1) Sort by
"Record count" means that displaying the results by the number of
records; sort by "Selected field" means that displaying the results
alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9).
2) It will take
several minutes when analyzing a large amount of records.
3) Select certain
records and click "Show Selected"; you can browse the details of the
records, and can reanalyze them.
4) You can save
the analysis report by clicking “Save Results”.