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Text Field Searching
These rules apply to any plain text field on the advanced search form.
This field searches all of the indexed fields in the RIP Database which include title, project description, notes, index terms, subject areas, project identifiers, project managers, principal investigators, funding agencies, and performing agencies.
Enter one or more terms from a title or the exact title to search on a project title.
Click the field or use the down arrow to select a Subject Area to limit search results by a specific transportation mode, function, or activity. You may also start typing to quickly filter the list, and then use the arrow keys or click on a term to select it. Multiple subject areas may be selected by repeating the process to select a term.
Enter complete or partial criteria to search for contract or grant numbers.
To search for multiple identifiers use
Selecting project status checkboxes will limit your results to only those statuses.
Select from the drop down list to limit your search to a specific record source provider.
Location (by state)
Click the field or use the down arrow to select a state to limit search results by one or more states. You may start typing to filter the list, and then use the arrow keys or cursor to make a selection. Multiple states may be selected.
Begin typing an index term. If the term is from the Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT), matching terms will appear in a drop down list from which you can select terms. More than one term may be selected; in this case the default Boolean operator is
Uncontrolled terms and ITRD Thesaurus terms do not appear in the drop down list but are still searchable in this field. To search uncontrolled terms or ITRD thesaurus terms, simply enter the terms on which you wish to search and press Enter.
To use Boolean logic and/or wildcards, simply enter the query without selecting any terms from the drop down list.
Enter a partial or complete organization name to search among funding organizations, performing organizations, and source organizations. You may use Boolean logic if needed.
Enter a person's last/family name and first/given name or initial to search among authors, editors, principal investigators, and project managers. You can use wildcards and Boolean logic to search across all matching names, including first names.
Note that a query for
The default is set to search all dates. To narrow your search, enter a start and end date, or select one of the presets.
The range entered in the
Use these parameters to change the order in which results are displayed.
Records per Page
Select the number of results shown on each page.
Search Results Page
The icon allows you to view an RSS feed for the search you just performed. Some web browsers will automatically give you an option to add the feed to your reader application. Otherwise, you may subscribe to the feed by copying the link address and pasting into your preferred RSS reader application. Typically, this is done by right clicking the icon and selecting
The icons above the search results on the right side allow you to share results using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media platforms.
The icon is used to send results via e-mail. Clicking it will open a form to e-mail the results.
A user can print, e-mail, save, or view selected records during the course of a session by marking one or more records. Use the
Use the page navigation to move to the next or previous page of results. You can also jump to a page by entering the page number into the page number field and pressing enter.
Record View Page
This allows a user to navigate through the current set of search results.
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