Place your cursor over the dots in the right bottom corner of the All Fields box and drag to expand the size of the search box.
For accurate results searching multi-word terms, place within quotation marks. The search engine will automatically insert an AND between multi-word terms without quotes. (Ex: "Barrier method*" OR "health care" OR "South Sudan" )
If you use MS Word to construct search strategies and include quotation marks, do not paste 'smart quotes' into POPLINE. A text editor is the better option for designing your search criteria.
Enter Boolean operators ( AND, OR, NOT) in uppercase characters to combine search terms or phrases.
Use parentheses to group search terms to control the logic of the search. For example, to search for either population or family and planning enter: (population OR family) AND planning
Click + to add another search box of the same field.
Boolean operators to the left of the search boxes connect concepts between fields.
Boolean operators to the right of the search boxes connect concepts within the same field.
Use the asterisk * as a wildcard to truncate, or shorten, a word.
Separate keywords selected from the autocomplete list with a comma to OR them together. To combine keywords with AND, add another Keyword search box.