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Site Purpose Query

This query allows users to select medical web sites based upon the primary reason (i.e., purpose) the site is providing information. The three categories available are learning, simulation and reference.

Site Purpose

      • Learning
      • Simulation
      • Reference

Optionally, type keywords.

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How to query by a Site's Purpose:
1) Select the site purpose categories of interest by clicking in the appropriate check boxes next to each purpose category.
2) Enter any additional keywords that you would like included in the query in the optional keyword text-field.
3) Click on the 'Run Query" button.

For example:
If you would like to query for medical sites whose purpose is simulation and which contain information on the heart:
1) click on the "Simulation" checkbox
2) enter 'heart' in the "Optionally, type keywords" field
3) press the "Run Query" button

Keywords may be combined with the above query. To do so, enter the desired keyword/s in the keyword field prior to clicking on "Run Query". This will return all resources from the combined categories which mention the keywords. See below for more details on using keywords with your queries.

Using Keywords with your Queries
  • Multiple keywords may be combined using AND, OR and NOT. The default is AND.
  • Desired phrases must be put in "double-quotes".
  • All searches are case insensitive.

Entered Keyword Combination Results Returned
heart lung all sites which mention both heart and lung
heart AND lung all sites which mention both heart and lung
heart OR lung all sites which mention either heart or lung
heart AND lung AND NOT therapy all sites which mention both heart and lung but not therapy (i.e., any sites which mention therapy will be excluded)
heart AND "Back Issues" all sites which mention both heart and the phrase "Back Issues" (case insensitive)

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