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The InfoNTD portal contains many publications on NTDs and cross-cutting issues, including WASH, prevention of disability, stigma and disease mapping.

Basic search

Basic search can be found on the resources page. Type one or more keywords, the ISBN number, author or title into the search box and press enter or click the Search button.

Example: lymphatic filariasis Mozambique

Advanced search

If you want to do more complex searching, with advanced search you can narrow your search by using one or more specific boxes:

  • Fulltext box: type one or more terms that describe what you are looking for
  • Title box: type one or more terms/words that should be in the title
  • Author box: type the name(s) of the author(s) or institution
  • Tags/keywords: list keywords that characterize the article or report you are looking for
  • Publisher: type the name of the publisher of the book or report

Type one or more search terms in the box(es) and press the Enter key or click the Search library button.

For example, if you are looking for citations about WASH written by Matthew C. Freeman. Type in WASH in the Tags/keywords box and Freeman in the author box. As result, you will retrieve a set of three citations on WASH with Matthew C. Freeman as first author or coauthor. See the search result here.  

Phrase your search

The search can be more simplified or narrowed by using quotation marks around several words, truncation and the symbol asterisk (*) as wildcard, or logic operators such as AND, OR and NOT.

  • If you put quotation marks around the phrase you want to find (e.g. “prevention of disability”), or type AND between the search terms (e.g. prevention AND disability), you will retrieve a set of citations in which each citation contains respectively the exact phrase in the quotes or all search terms.
  • If you type OR between the search terms (e.g. schistosomiasis OR bilharzia), you will retrieve a set of citations in which each citation contains at least one of the search terms. For example, all citations in which the scientific name schistosomiasis or the more common name bilharzia is used.
  • If you type NOT between the search terms, you will retrieve a set of citations in which the citations containing the search terms after elimination of unwanted terms. For example, stigma filariasis NOT Asia. Use this NOT operator with caution, because you might exclude relevant articles.
  • If you type the asterisk symbol (*) after a root of a word (e.g. disab*), you will retrieve a set citations with search terms such as disability, disabilities, disabled and disabling.

Refine your search

In the ride sidebar you can refine your results by selecting a particular:

  • Type of publication, for example book, article, systematic review, WHO publication, etc.
  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Language, for example only English or English and French
  • Subject, for example publications on prevention of disability

Export search results

With the export function (located at the bottom of the search page) you can export your search results. Select one or more publications you want to export (or use ‘Select all’ at the bottom of the page) and choose one of the following options:

  • Print. With this option the reference(s) of the publication(s) can be printed from your printer directly.
  • Mail to. With this option the reference(s) of the publication(s) can be send to your own or someone else’s email address.
  • Export results. With this option the reference(s) of the publication(s) can be saved on your computer in a format that can be imported in a reference (bibliography) database.

Use the Ris format for EndNote, Mendeley, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero and most other reference management software.