It is ICL policy to enter authors as they appear on the title pages of articles. Author names may often be entered in more than one form, and it may therefore require a little effort to retrieve all the publications of a particular author.
There are two ways to search for authors:
- Author Index: This is located above the search boxes in the Advanced Search.
- The Author field: This is located in the pull-down menus on the Advanced Search page.
How to retrieve all the publications of a particular author:
Example: Vernon H, Vernon HT; Green B, Green BN
For a name like Vernon, you could simply enter this last name in the pull-down Author field. This retrieves all the Vernons, including Vernon H and Vernon HT. To retrieve articles by Vernon H OR Vernon HT, you need to select these names from the Author Index and then search them using OR.For a name like Green, entering it in the Author field will result in too many hits, and in this case, selecting from the Author Index is preferable.
If you know a last name and first initial(s) and want to use the Author field, you must use quotation marks: “Green B” OR “Green BN”.
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