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Introduction

The site searches the Meeting Abstracts database. It contains selected abstracts from meetings and conferences in the subject areas of AIDS, Health Services Research, and Space Life Sciences.

The Search Page

NLM Gateway search page

  • The Gateway search box is at the top of each page.
  • The Gateway Features bar includes Home, About, and Help.
  • The Gateway bottom bar contains Contact Us and administrative links.

Searching

Enter search terms in the query box. Click on "Search" or hit "Enter".

The query box is on every page. You do not need to return to the home page to enter a new search.

  • The default is a subject search.
  • Enter one or more search terms in the query box and click on "Search" or hit "Enter".
  • The maximum length for user input is five hundred (500) characters.
  • Search terms are automatically combined (ANDed) together.
  • Gateway ignores stopwords in subject search queries that are not part of a phrase. There are six stopwords in the Gateway: a, an, and, not, or, the.

Boolean Operators

  • The Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT are available.
  • Intersection (AND) - retrieves items that contain all the terms.
    Union (OR) - retrieves items that contain one or more of the terms.
    Difference (NOT) - excludes items that contain the term(s).
  • The default operator is AND.
  • Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT must be in upper case (e.g., vitamin C OR zinc).
  • The Gateway processes the AND and OR Boolean operators in a left-to-right sequence.
  • The NOT operator is processed first.
  • Nesting: You can change the order in which the Gateway processes the AND and OR operators in a search statement by enclosing the unit in parentheses. The terms inside the set of parentheses will be processed as a unit and then incorporated into the overall search strategy.

AND operator:
heart +lung
heart AND kidney

OR operator:
heart || lung
heart OR kidney

NOT operator:
heart -kidney
heart NOT kidney

Proximity (within 4 words):
"heart lung"~4

Wild card:
heart*

Complex query:
(heart +lung) OR (liver NOT kidney)

Searching by Fields

  • Field names (case sensitive, first letter is capitalized and some internal letters are capitalized as in CollectiveName) followed by a colon should be entered before the search term or terms.
  • Unqualified terms should be entered after all qualified terms, or should be separated with a Boolean operator (AND, OR, NOT).

Examples:

Title: (heart + kidney)
Mesh: (lung AND cancer)
Author: Smith

Notes:
  • The Allowable Search Field Descriptions below lists allowable field qualifiers.
  • A list of the allowable search fields is available.

Author Name Searching

Enter Author: followed by last name or the last name and initial(s) (no punctuation);

You may also search for multiple authors

Author: Kovacs
Author: "Smith R"
Author: "Freed GL"
Author: ("Freed G" OR "Freed GL")
Author: "Freed G" OR Author: "Freed GL"
Author: (Freed AND Smith)
Author: ("Smith R" AND "Coast J")

  • You may search for multiple authors at one time.
  • You may enter only the last name, or the last name and the first initial if you do not know the middle initial.

Title Searching

Enter Title: followed by one or more title words

Title: earth
Title: (sexually transmitted diseases)
Title: (lyme disease)

  • You may enter a complete title, or one or more words or phrases found in the title.

MeSH Searching

The Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) comprise NLM's controlled vocabulary used for indexing articles, for cataloging books and other holdings, and for searching MeSH-indexed databases. MeSH terminology provides a consistent way to retrieve information that may use different terminology for the same concepts.

Enter Mesh: followed by the MeSH term.

Mesh: (Lyme Disease)
Mesh: (Myocardial Infarction)
Mesh: (Lyme Disease AND Vaccination)
Mesh: (Myocardial Infarction AND Angioplasty AND Cardiac Catheterization)
Mesh: (chickenpox OR "whooping cough")

  • You may search for multiple MeSH terms at one time.

Searching on Year fields

Enter PubDateYear: followed by the publication year.

PubDateYear: 2010
PubDateYear: [2006 TO 2010]

Allowable Search Field Descriptions

Author - Enter the field qualifier followed by the author name in the format last name plus initials (no punctuation). Additional information is in the Author Name Searching section.

MeSH - To search for a MeSH term, enter the field qualifier followed by the MeSH term. Additional information about MeSH searching may be found in the MeSH Searching section.

Title - Enter the field qualifier followed by one or more title words. Additional information about title searching may be found in the Title Searching section.

Notes:

Searching for Conferences

Enter CollectiveName: followed by the Conference Name.

CollectiveName: (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)
CollectiveName: AcademyHealth. Meeting AND Author: "Mehrotra A"
CollectiveName: International Conference on AIDS AND PubDateYear: 2010


Conferences by subject area

HIV/AIDS

Conference Name Search Conference Name Display Publication Date(s)
American Society for Microbiology. General Meeting American Society for Microbiology. General Meeting 1992-2000
American Society for Microbiology. Meeting American Society for Microbiology. Meeting 1990-1991
Australasian Society for HIV Medicine. Conference Australasian Society for HIV Medicine. Conference 1993-1997; 1999
Conference on Advances in AIDS Vaccine Development Conference on Advances in AIDS Vaccine Development 1996-1997
Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (11th : 2004 : San Francisco, Calif.) 2004
Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 1996-2003
Conference on Vaccine Research Conference on Vaccine Research (1st : 1998 : Washington, D.C.) 1998
HIV DRP Symposium HIV DRP Symposium 2000-2002
HIV DRP Symposium Antiviral Drug Resistance HIV DRP Symposium Antiviral Drug Resistance (4th: 2003: Chantilly, Va.) 2003
HIV Infection in Women Conference HIV Infection in Women Conference 1995
IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment (2nd : 2003 : Paris, France) 2003
International Conference on AIDS International Conference on AIDS (18th : 2010 : Vienna, Austria) 2010
International Conference on AIDS International Conference on AIDS (17th : 2008 : Mexico City) 2008
International Conference on AIDS International Conference on AIDS (16th : 2006 : Toronto, Canada) 2006
International Conference on AIDS International Conference on AIDS (15th : 2004 : Bangkok, Thailand)* 2004
International Conference on AIDS International Conference on AIDS 1989-2002
International Conference on Antiviral Research International Conference on Antiviral Research 1998
International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases 1998
International Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host International Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host 1998
Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (43rd: 2003: Chicago, Ill.) 2003
Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (42nd: 2002: San Diego, Calif) 2002
Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Interscience Conference Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (41st: 2001: Chicago, Ill.) 2001
Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 1994-2000
Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology: 1998 HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology: 1998 HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment 1998
Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology: 1998 Opportunistic Infections in AIDS Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology: 1998 Opportunistic Infections in AIDS 1998
National Conference on Human Retroviruses and Related Infections National Conference on Human Retroviruses and Related Infections 1993,1995
National Conference on Women & HIV National Conference on Women & HIV 1997
National Cooperative Vaccine Development Groups for AIDS. Meeting National Cooperative Vaccine Development Groups for AIDS. Meeting 1996
National HIV Prevention Conference National HIV Prevention Conference (2003: Atlanta) 2003
National HIV Prevention Conference National HIV Prevention Conference (1999 : Atlanta, Ga.) 1999
NIH Conference on Retroviral Integrase NIH Conference on Retroviral Integrase 1995
Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS 1990-1993
* 14th: Copyright of IAS

Health Services Research

Conference Name Search
Conference Name Display Publication Date(s)
AcademyHealth. Meeting AcademyHealth. Meeting (26th : 2009 : Chicago, Ill.) 2009
AcademyHealth. Meeting AcademyHealth. Meeting (25th : 2008 : Washington, D.C.) 2008
AcademyHealth. Meeting AcademyHealth. Meeting (24th : 2007 : Orlando, Fla.) 2007
AcademyHealth. Meeting AcademyHealth. Meeting (23rd : 2006 : Seattle, Wash.) 2006
AcademyHealth. Meeting AcademyHealth. Meeting (2005 : Boston, Mass.) 2005
AcademyHealth. Meeting AcademyHealth. Meeting (2004 : San Diego, Calif.) 2004
AcademyHealth. Meeting AcademyHealth. Meeting (2003: Nashville, Tenn.) 2003
Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy. Meeting Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy. Meeting 2000-2002
Association for Health Services Research. Meeting Association for Health Services Research. Meeting 1997-1999
Cochrane Colloquium Cochrane Colloquium (7th : 1999 : Università. Tommaso d'Aquino) 1999
Health Technology Assessment International. Meeting Health Technology Assessment International. Meeting (5th : 2008 : Montrè, Canada) 2008
Health Technology Assessment International. Meeting Health Technology Assessment International. Meeting (4th : 2007 : Barcelona, Spain) 2007
Health Technology Assessment International. Meeting Health Technology Assessment International. Meeting (3rd : 2006 : Adelaide, S. Aust.) 2006
Health Technology Assessment International. Meeting Health Technology Assessment International. Meeting (2nd: 2005: Rome, Italy) 2005
Health Technology Assessment International. Meeting Health Technology Assessment International Meeting (1st : 2004 : Krakow, Poland) 2004
International Cochrane Colloquium International Cochrane Colloquium (8th : 2000 : Cape Town, South Africa) 2000
International Cochrane Colloquium International Cochrane Colloquium (6th : 1998 : Baltimore, Md.) 1998
International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care. Meeting International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care. Meeting (19th: 2003: Canmore, Alta.) 2003
International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care. Meeting International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care. Meeting 1992-2002

Space Life Sciences

Conference Name Search
Conference Name Display Publication Date(s)
Countering Space Adaptation with Exercise: Current Issues Workshop Countering Space Adaptation with Exercise: Current Issues Workshop (1989 Sep 26-28 : Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX). 1994*
Exobiology and Future Mars Missions Workshop Exobiology and Future Mars Missions Workshop (1988 Mar 23-25 : Sunnyvale, CA) 1989*
International Symposium on Biological Sciences in Space International Symposium on Biological Sciences in Space (1986 Nov 10-12 : Nagoya, Japan) 1987*
International Symposium on Chemically Modified Surfaces International Symposium on Chemically Modified Surfaces (6th : 1995 Jun 19-21 : San Jose, CA). 1996*
NASA Cardiopulmonary Workshop NASA Cardiopulmonary Workshop (1st : 1990 Dec 5-7 : Houston, TX). 1991*
North American Paleontological Convention North American Paleontological Convention (6th : 1996 Jun 9-12 : Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC) 1996
Workshop on the Evolution of the Martian Atmosphere Workshop on the Evolution of the Martian Atmosphere (1992 Jun 29-Jul 1 : Kona, HI). 1992
* not published in conference year

Please note that the above list does not include information for most of the Space Life Sciences meetings.

Results

Results Summary

When you select the "Search" button, the Gateway performs your search and displays the Results page.

Results Page

Results display for 
journal citations

Navigation

Notes:

Display Formats

Gateway items are initially displayed in Brief Format.

The Complete Format provides a more complete display of the item. A table of the fields found in the brief format and complete format is available. See below for an example of a complete format for a Meeting Abstracts item in two parts.

Top of complete item 
display for a Meeting Abstracts citation Bottom of complete item 
display for a Meeting Abstracts citation

Notes:

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