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Advanced Search Operators

If you're having trouble narrowing down your search results, you might want to try using our search operators, which you can use to fine-tune your search query. Follow the examples provided below and edit in your own search terms to see the best results.

Search for... ...to find articles that have
citation analysis the words citation or analysis
citation AND analysis both the words citation and analysis
ponies OR "small horses" the word ponies OR the exact phrase small horses
ponies AND -"small horses" the word ponies but NOT the phrase small horses
"real time quantitative PCR" the exact phrase real time quantitative PCR
title:"real time quantitative PCR" the exact phrase real time quantitative PCR in the title field
author:Albert the name Albert in their list of authors
author:"Albert Einstein" the exact name Albert Einstein in their list of authors
author:Campbell AND author:Ellis both the names Campbell and Ellis in their list of authors
author:Campbell AND -author:Ellis the name Campbell but NOT Ellis in their list of authors
published_in:"PLoS Medicine" the exact phrase PLoS Medicine in their journal or publication name
intracellular AND year:2008 the word intracellular and were published in the year 2008

My Library Search

Only available when searching your local library, or groups.

Search for... ...to find articles that have
tag:"To read" the tag or keyword To read
note:"study material" contains the exact phrase study material in the notes field.

Literature Search

Only available when using the "Literature Search" feature, or the Paper search on the Mendeley website.

Search for... ...to find articles that have
oa_journal:yes is published in a Journal that Mendeley recognizes as Open Access
intracellular AND year:[1998 TO 2008] the word intracellular and were published between the years 1998 and 2008

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