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ProQuest Regulatory Insight

BASIC SEARCH IN REGULATORY INSIGHT

Advantages to using Basic Search:

  • You don't need to know very much detail about the history you want to retrieve

Disadvantages to using Basic Search:

  • You will likely retrieve too many results to find what you want easily
  • Even though you will spend less time formulating your search than in Advanced Search, you will spend much more time sifting through your results

Using Basic Search:

  • Type your search terms into the search bar 
  • Below the search bar there is a "Find Terms" link that brings up some popular search terms, geographic areas, publication sources, and names which you can search by
  • Below the search bar you can limit by date

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FILTERING RESULTS IN BASIC SEARCH

 

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  • A search for regulations involving the National Park Service's recreation fees brought back too many results (using quotation marks and limiting the search by date would have retrieved less)
  • Along the left-hand side of the page we can filter our results by date, content type (e.g. Regulatory History, Federal Register, etc.), agency and subject.
  • You can also search your results by entering new search terms and checking the "search within results" box

Filtering the results makes sorting through through them much easier:

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