How to Register
Registering as a New User
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Searching the Risk Abstracts Database
This approach enables you to select subjects that interest you from a menu of pre-defined major risk categories, sub-categories and keywords. Its like consulting the contents pages or index of a large book, in order to get quickly to the information that you want.
Choose Search from the options provided in the menu to the left of the screen and then click on the option Index search. The abstracts on the Risk Analysis Database are grouped according to six Major Risk Categories: Domestic Risk; Environmental Risk; Health & Nutrition; Occupational Risk; Recreational Risk; and Special Groups & Behaviour. These major Risk categories are made up of a number of risk subcategories.
To begin searching click on one or more of the Major risk categories and subcategories. (Note: choosing a major risk category selects by default all of the subcategories associated with it.) A record of the major risk categories and subcategories chosen by you will appear to the right of the screen.
When you click on any of the Risk categories a scroll-down menu will appear which lists, alphabetically, keywords associated with your selected category. This listing is added to with every subsequent category selection.
To choose multiple selections from the Keywords menu, highlight the required keywords by clicking whilst holding down the CTRL/CMD (on a Mac, the Apple) or SHIFT buttons on your keyboard. (Using the CTRL key allows you to select keywords that are set apart from one another in the list using the SHIFT key allows you to select one or more keywords listed one after another.)
In our example of toxic and hazardous substances in the environment you might actually be interested in particular substances, e.g. arsenic and asbestos. Selecting those from the keywords listing will narrow your search to just those abstracts referring to arsenic and/or asbestos that appear in the Environment: Toxic and Hazardous Substances section of the database. (Note that information on arsenic and asbestos might appear in other parts of the database. To find all references you can either select all six major risk categories or conduct a Full Text search see next section).
A record of the number of results returned is displayed at the top of the screen, along with the Major Risk categories, Risk subcategories, keywords and words in the abstract title selected by you for the search. This information will also appear in material you wish to save or print, thus providing a permanent record of your search.
The full text search allows you to specify your own keyword or set of keywords and the whole Risk Analysis Database will be searched to find abstracts containing these keywords.
Choose Search from the options provided in the menu to the left of the screen and then click on the option Full text search. Then, simply type your keyword(s) (separated by commas, if there are more than two) into the query field/s and hit the Search button. Use the Clear button to delete text in the query box and begin again.
To narrow your search to the words 'heart' and 'disease', appearing together as 'heart disease', fill in the query form as follows:
Alternatively to narrow your search to 'heart' but to exclude mentions of 'disease' fill in the query form as follows:
The final option is to search for articles that have selected words near to each another, but not necessarily next to each other. In which case please fill in the form as follows: