Publications

New Search Tool

We are pleased to introduce a new Advanced Search tool for the digitized ASMS annual conference proceedings. This new Advanced Search tool is deployed in the online conference Proceedings accessible using the special link below.

Online Conference Proceedings 1997 - Present

If you have difficulty using the link above, please go directly to www.abstracts.asms.org and select 'Proceedings'.

Access is limited to current ASMS members. If you are a member and unable to access the online Proceedings, please contact the office at info@asms.org. Thank you.

New Search Tool

What's New in the Advanced Search Tool?

  • Ability to 'Save' searches (tabs) and delete saved searches
  • Ability to use operators
  • Ability to use wildcards
  • Ability to create concatenated search by adding filters (rows) to your desired search.

Look for the Help tab when you are using the Search tool

The following information is contained on the Help tab within the Search tool. The Help tab is always accessible to you in the new Search tool.

Welcome to the ASMS Search for Abstracts/Proceedings.

Select a field to search and then insert your term (wildcards may be used.) You may build a multi-filtered search by concatenating rows. Simply ‘Add a Filter’ to add new row to search. For each new row/filter you will select an operator to concatenate additional row. Remember to also select a searchable field for each additional row.

SAVING A SEARCH AS A TAB (DELETING A SAVED TAB)

You may save a search by selecting ‘Save Tab’. You will be prompted to name the tab. Saved tabs will be visible each time you login. To remove a previously saved tab, simply click the ‘x’ in upper right of saved tab.

SEARCHABLE FIELDS

  • Title - searches only in the title section from the abstracts
  • Authors - searches only in the author section from abstract
  • Affiliations - searches only in the author affiliations/orgnization section from the abstracts.
  • Abstract Body - searches only in the abstract text section of the abstracts.
  • All Fields - searches in all of the above fields from the abstracts

OPERATORS

AND

Use AND to find records containing all terms separated by the operator.

AND Examples

Mass AND spectrum(2 rows/filters) finds records containing both terms.

Mass AND spectrum AND analyzer(3 rows/filters) finds records containing all three terms.

OR

Use OR to find records containing any of the terms separated by the operator.

OR Examples

Mass OR spectrum(2 rows) finds records containing either mass or spectrum (or both).

NOT

Use NOT to exclude records containing certain words from your search.

NOT Examples

Mass NOT spectrum(2 rows) finds records containing mass but excludes records containing spectrum.

WILDCARDS

Wildcards represent unknown characters and may be used in your search terms.

*

The asterisk (*) represents any group of characters, including no character.

Asterisk (*) Examples

*ealmatches:

seal

meal

deal

teal

 

prote*matches:

proteomics

proteosome

proteins

protease

*ernande*matches:

Fernandes

Fernandez

Hernandes

Hernandez

?

The question mark (?) represents any single character.

Question Mark (?) Example

?herematches:

there

where

$

The dollar sign ($) represents zero or one character.

Dollar Sign ($) Examples

flavo$rmatches:

flavor

flavour

peak$matches:

peak

peaks

Using Multiple Wildards

Multi-wildcard Example

globali?ation*matches:

globalisation

globalisations

globalization

globalizations

Useful Wildcard Tips
  • The dollar sign ($) is useful for finding both the British and American spellings of the same word. For example, colo$r finds color and colour.
  • The question mark (?) is useful for searching last names of authors where the last character is uncertain. For example, Cook? finds Cooks and Cooke. It will not find Cook.