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Browse

You can find references by choosing topics in the Browse menu at the top of the page. Each topic contains many others, such as German Atomic Bomb Program and Radiological Dispersive Devices in the Warfare topic. The results are more focused than the results from keyword searches on the same subjects: a nuclear issues expert has designated them as relevant.


Available Online Available Online

The red arrow beside the media type will lead you directly to the online location of references available for online access.


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The red star beside a reference indicates that a nuclear issues expert particularly recommends it for the topic you selected.


Add References To My BibliographyAdd to My Bibliography

On the browse results page, you can add references to My Bibliography. Select the references that you want using the checkboxes in the rightmost part of a results page, and then click on the Add to My Bibliography Add to My Bibliography icon below the checkboxes.

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Search

To search Alsos for a list of references, use the Search box at the top of the page. You can search using Keyword, Title, or Creator. If your search brings back more references than you need, you can be more selective using Refine Search.


Keyword Search

A Keyword Search is the broadest search. It searches titles, creators, annotations, and indexed related topics. If you enter more than one word, each reference listed will contain all of the words entered for the search.


Title Search

A Title Search looks for a match between the word(s) you typed and the title of the reference.


Creator Search

A Creator Search looks for a match with the name of the author, film director, or organization responsible for a reference.


Available Online Available Online

The red arrow beside the media type will lead you directly to the online location of references available for online access.


Add References To My Bibliographyadd to bibliography

On the search results page, you can add references to My Bibliography. Select the references that you want using the checkboxes in the rightmost part of a results page, and then click on the Add to My Bibliography Add to My Bibliography icon below the checkboxes.


Refine Search

If you find more references than you need when you search, you can be more selective by clicking on Refine Search either at the top or the bottom of a results page. For example, if you have done a search or browse for the physicist "Enrico Fermi", you could use Refine Search to display only biographies about him.

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Advanced Search

Advanced Search allows you to limit your results by a specific Genre, Education Level, academic Discipline, or Time Period. You may also Order your results by relevance, creator, or publication date. If the search results page brings back too many results, you can further limit them by using Refine Search.


Match All Words, Any Words, or Exact Phrase

If you type more than one word in a text box, you can use the Match pull-down menu to make your search more precise:

  • An All Words search will find references containing all of the words you entered. For example, if you type nuclear deterrence, the results will have both words, but not necessarily in that order.
  • An Any Words search will find references containing any of the words entered. For example, if you type nuclear deterrence, the results will have either nuclear or deterrence or both words.
  • An Exact Phrase search will find references containing the exact phrase entered. For example, if you type nuclear deterrence, the results will have nuclear immediately before deterrence.

Sort Order

By default, the results of browses and searches of Alsos are ordered by relevance. If you wish to change the order when you search, you can use the radio buttons in Advanced Search to sort by date of publication or alphabetically by creator. If you sort by date, references that have no published date of publication, such as some websites, will be listed last. 


Available Online Available Online

The red arrow beside the media type will lead you directly to the online location of references available for online access.


Add References To My BibliographyAdd to My Bibliography

On the search results page, you can add references to My Bibliography. Select the references that you want using the checkboxes in the rightmost part of a results page, and then click on the Add to My Bibliography Add to My Bibliography icon below the checkboxes.


Refine Search

If you find more references than you need when you search, you can be more selective by clicking on Refine Search either at the top or the bottom of a results page. For example, if you have done a search or browse for the physicist "Enrico Fermi", you could use Refine Search to display only biographies about him.

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View Annotations

Clicking on the title of a reference on a results page will display detailed bibliographic information and the annotation, which describes the content of the reference. The annotation can help you decide if the reference is what you are looking for.


Related Topics

In a box titled Related Topics on the right side of the page, there is a list of the Browse topics, sorted by category, which a nuclear issues expert selected for the reference on view. You can click on one of the topics to get a new list of references.


Find in a Library

To find books, articles, and films in a library near you, click on the Find in a Library with WorldCat link below the annotation. The link is not visible for some items, for example, old books that do not have ISBN numbers.


Add this Reference to My BibliographyAdd to My Bibliography

Clicking on the Add this reference to My Bibliography icon on the bottom right side of the page will add the displayed reference to My Bibliography.


Format for Printing Print Icon

Clicking on the printer icon on the bottom right side of the page will change the display of the reference into a printer-friendly format. You can then use your web browser's Print button to print the page.

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My Bibliography

My Bibliography contains references that you gather and store temporarily for printing or output to a file.


Add this Reference to My BibliographyAdd to My Bibliography

Clicking on the Add this reference to My Bibliography icon on the bottom right corner of the page will add the displayed reference to My Bibliography.


View My Bibliography

After you collect references for My Bibliography, click on View My Bibliography at the bottom of any page to see your collection. The references may be viewed in detail individually by clicking on their titles. References may be removed from the list by checking their boxes and clicking on the Remove from Bibliography icon.


Format My Bibliography

Clicking on the Printable Version icon at the bottom of the My Bibliography page will display the references in My Bibliography in a printer-friendly format. You can select the information to include using the checkboxes beside the icon. For example, if you want the bibliographic information but not the annotations, then remove the checkmark beside Annotation. The formatted information can be printed using your browser's Print button, or it can be saved to a file using your browser's Save As... feature.

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