Searching for a specific author
Authors are indexed in the MEDLINE database by last name, first initial, and second initial, if known. Use of author initials are taken directly from the cited article.
Example: finding articles written by GR Corey.
There are two ways to search for authors:
- Use the author icon
Use the author qualifier .au. [instead of author icon]
- Click on the author icon. The input instructions will change to "Enter the Author's last name, a space,
and first initial, if known:".
- Type in the author's last name and first initial if known. Click on Perform Search.
- From the alphabetical list, select all the authors that match your name and initial. Note that authors
are not always consistent in using middle initials. You may have to choose all authors with the same first initial
and any middle initial. Click on Continue
- In the input box, type corey g.au. and click on Perform Search. This will retrieve articles indexed to G Corey.
- In the input box, type corey gr.au. and click on Perform Search. This will retrieve citations indexed to GR Corey.
- In the input box, type corey g$.au. and click on Perform Search. This will retrieve citations indexed to G Corey or GR Corey or
GA Corey or any other author using "g" for a first initial.
Example of retrieval:
|| (corey g or corey ga or corey gr).au.
||Results using Author icon.
|| corey g.au.
||Results using .au.
|| corey gr.au.
|| corey g$.au.