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Searching Animal Drugs @ FDA

The Animal Drugs @ FDA search allows you to combine query requests to narrow your results or perform a general word search.

For instance, if you search for both SPONSOR = "Acme " and ROUTE = "Dip" then the results will be the intersection of those, as if you searched for "Acme" and then did a search within those results and asked for all the Sponsors that equal "Acme" and have a Route that equals "Dip".

Basic Search:

Conducts a search for the word or phrase in a field.

All Of These Words:

This search will break up the words of your search into individual search items and search for a record that contains all of the words, but not necessarily in any order. The words must all appear in the same field, however.

Example: If searching for: "brown fox" then this result would appear in the search results: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"

But this sentence will also be found: "The quick fox jumps over the brown lazy dog"

This sentence will NOT be found: "The quick fox jumps over the lazy dog"

Any Of The Words:

This works in the same way as a traditional online search engine (like Google® or Yahoo®). This search will break up the words of your search into individual search items and search for a record that contains any of the words.

The difference between "Any of the Words" and "All of the Words" is that "Any of the Words" will usually return a larger result set, because if any of the words appear in a field, they will display in the results. When using "All of the Words", each word in the search criteria must appear in the field or that particular record will not display in the results.

Example: If searching for: "brown fox" then this result would appear in the search results: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"

This sentence will also be found: "The quick fox jumps over the lazy dog" even though it does not contain the word "brown." Only one word needs to be found in order for the record to be displayed in the results.