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Constructing a Query, Part I: Selecting Databases

This image is of the database selection/query form in the Workbench. Any search will be performed with the databases that the user selects with the checkboxes on the left; one may search as many databases simultaneously as are desired. One caveat - the more databases that are selected for a query, the longer the query will take to return results.

Constructing a Query, Part II: Database Fields

The search engine performs a full text search of all databases selected for the string in the text line. Choices for searching the text consist of whether the database "Contains", "Begins With", "Ends With", or is an "Exact Match" of the string.

Constructing a Query, Part III: Boolean Operators

For simple searches, one might choose to search one or several databases for a single word.

Example (as seen above): myoglobin

For constructing complex/limiting searches, Boolean operators may be used within the text line. Simply place the words "AND", "NOT", or "OR" (in all caps) between the words of your query, and the search engine will take that into account during the full text search of the chosen database(s). If you would like to set the order of searching, place parentheses around the words to be sought and any associated operators.

Example: (myoglobin AND human) OR orangutan

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