Are there short hand codes that can be used to search ProQuest Dialog thesauri in basic, advanced and command line modes?



When searching the thesauri of ProQuest Dialog, the platform will insert the relevant field codes.

However, as can be seen in the example below from MEDLINE, if you wish to manually enter them, they can be long and cumbersome:

MESH.EXACT.EXPLODE("EPILEPSY") or MESH.EXACT("EPILEPSY")

However, with the ProQuest Dialog platform there are short hand codes that can be used for the MEDLINE (MESH); Embase (EMB) and other thesauri (SU)

EXPLODE function

Instead of entering

MESH.EXACT.EXPLODE(term) or MJMESH.EXACT.EXPLODE(Term)
EMB.EXACT.EXPLODE(term) or MJEMB.EXACT.EXPLODE(Term)
SU.EXACT.EXPLODE(term)

You can use:

MESH#(term) or MJMESH#(Term)
EMB#(term) or MJEMB#(Term)
SU#(term)

Where # = .EXACT.EXPLODE

EXACT function

Instead of entering

MESH.EXACT(term) or MJMESH.EXACT(Term)
EMB.EXACT(term)or MJEMB.EXACT(Term)
SU.EXACT(term)

You can use:

MESH.X(term) or MJMESH.X(Term)
EMB.X(term) or MJEMB.X(Term)
SU.X(term)

Where .X = .EXACT