How-to

 

Where can I see what I am subscribed to? 

The list in the “My Subscriptions” box at the top of the left column is the complete list of your full-text subscriptions. 

What happens when “Limit to Full Text” is checked or unchecked? 

When checked, “Limit to Full Text” tells the system to display results only for documents that are within your subscription, giving you a targeted set of results. Unchecking “Limit to Full Text” adds the metadata of all of the other content available in the Digital Library to your subscription content, giving you a broader? set of search results.

What do I do when I see the message “No Results Found. Please try again.” What is the problem?  

It is likely your search is too narrow for the content in your subscription. Try or one all of the following to improve your results:
i. Check the spelling of the terms used
ii. Enter fewer filter criteria
iii. Remove the "Limit to Full Text" filter

How do I browse my subscriptions?  

Browsing your subscriptions is as simple as clicking the “Browse All” button in the “Filter by My Subscriptions” box. This will display a list of results of all of the Full-Text documents that you have subscribed to. Narrow down your list by removing subscriptions (click the red “x” or uncheck the box in the “Filter by My Subscriptions”). To browse just a selection of subscriptions select them individually from the “Filter by My Subscriptions” box.

What is the “Filter Results” feature and how do I use it?  

The “Filter Results” feature contains a series of facets, such as Author, Affiliation, and Topic. These facets allow you to easily and intuitively filter your search or browse results and help you find the information you need more quickly.

Before you search you can ‘pre-select’ a content type by checking the box next to your selection, then doing your search.

After a search, a series of filters will be displayed in the left column. Expand or collapse the lists using the red arrows. Narrow down your results by checking the box next to the filter(s) you desire. To see more filters click the “More” link at the bottom of the list. contact with questions about purchasing a subscription?

What do the numbers displayed in the facets represent?  

How can I see everything that is in my subscription?  

To see all of the documents in your subscription(s), make sure “Limit to Full Text” is selected, then click the “Browse All” button.

How can I sort my search results?  

Search results are sorted by relevance (default), date, title, and item number. You can change the default and  use the up or down arrow to reorder the results.

How do I share my search results and who can I share them with?  

To share your search or browse results, select the results you are interested in by checking the box next to each, click the “Email” button, complete the on-screen form, and click “Send Email.”  You can share your search results with anyone, but only those who currently subscribe to the Digital Library will be able to view the full text Note:  “Select All” selects all the results on that page.

What does the "Include Historical Standards" checkbox do?   

Checking this box will display all historical standards within your search results. These standards are labeled "Historical Version" in the results and details pages. To exclude these records in your search results, uncheck the "Include Historical Standards" box.

How do I download a document from my search results list?   

You can download a document that is in your subscription by clicking on the "Download" button. To see the download button in your results, make sure your display setting is set to "Full". The type of file you will be able to download is indicated with an icon next to the "Download" button.

Why do I see a "Buy Document" button in my search results?   

The "Buy Document" button indicates that the document is not available as full-text in your subscription. It is available for you to purchase through the SAE store. Click on the "Buy Document" and follow the on-screen instructions.

How do I find documents on a specific taxonomy term?   

An easy way to find content using SAE's taxonomy terms is to conduct a wildcard search for all content by entering "*" into the search box, and then filtering the results using the taxonomy filter. To do the same thing with only the document in your subscription(s), start by selecting "Browse All" and then filter the results by the taxonomy terms.

How do I search for a document using DOI?   

Enter the DOI number into Quick Search or Advanced Search.

How do I search for a document cross reference?   

In Advanced Search, enter the cross reference and in the adjacent drop-down list select "Cross References". Click the "Advanced Search" button.

How do I get a list of all documents published at a particular meeting or conference?   

On the detail page of many technical paper documents you will see the "Paper Presented At:" section. If the conference or meeting name is linked (it will display an underline on a cursor roll-over), simply click on the link. You will be taken to the search results page displaying all of the technical papers from that conference or meeting. You can search for a specific meeting or conference using Advanced Search, simple type in the meeting name, select "Meeting Name" from the drop down menu and click "Advanced Search".

How do I search for a larger publication, such as an SP, SAE Scholarly Journal, or HS?   

In Advanced Search, enter the larger publication information and in the adjacent drop-down list select "Larger Publication". Click the "Advanced Search" button.

How do I search for an author?   

In Advanced Search, enter the author information and in the adjacent drop-down list select "Author Name". Click the "Advanced Search" button. In the "Author" facet enter the author name and select the > arrow. If the author is part of the search results, the number of documents attributed to that author will be displayed alongside their name.

How do I get a list of all the documents from the same author?   

On the detail page of many technical paper documents you will see the "Author" section. If the author name is linked (it will display an underline on a cursor roll-over), simply click on the link. You will be taken to the search results page displaying all of the technical papers from that author. You can search for a specific author using Advanced Search, simple type in the author name, select "Author Name" from the drop down menu and click "Advanced Search".

How do I search for a company an author is affiliated with?   

In Advanced Search, enter the author affiliation information and in the adjacent drop-down list select "Author Affiliation". Click the "Advanced Search" button.

How do I use the HTML linking and Page URL links?   

To link to a detail page, copy and paste the code provided into your web site.
To create a link on your web site or to send in an email, copy and paste the provided address.

How do I edit an Advanced Search phrase?   

To edit a search phrase in Advanced Search, click on the box containing the text and edit as needed. Refresh your search results when ready.

How do I download a citation for use as a reference?   

Note that this feature is only available for technical papers. To download a citation, click on the "Download Citation" button associated with your selected result. This will display a series of download options. Select the file format you need and follow the process required by your browser. You can download the citation in RIS, Refworks, EndNote, and BibTex file formats.

How do I download several citations at once?   

You can download multiple citations by selecting several search results and clicking on the "Export" button.

How do I export my search results?   

To export your search results, select the results you want to export by checking the box next to each result ("Select All" selects all of the records on that page). This will display a series of download options. Select the "Full Record" format you need and follow the process required by your browser. You can download the citation in plain text or Excel formats.

How do I find out what larger publication a particular document is published in?   

Navigate to the details page of the document by clicking on the title in your search results. In the "Also Published In" field you will see the larger publication listed.

What is the question mark icon “?” for?   

Navigate to the details page of the document by clicking on the title in your search results. In the "Also Published In" field you will see the larger publication listed.

How do I get a quick view of everything in a subscription?   

Browsing your subscriptions is as simple as clicking the "Browse All" button in the "Filter by My Subscriptions" box. This will display a list of results of all of the Full-Text documents that you have subscribed to.

How do I find a list of documents published in an SP, SAE Scholarly Journal, or HS?   

Navigate to the details page of the larger publication by clicking on the title of the publication in your search results. In the "Document List" field click the "Show" link. This will expand a list of all the documents published in that larger publication.

How do I download several files at once?   

You cannot download more than one document at a time.

How do I add or remove a subscription?   

Contact your Digital Library representative to request changes to your subscription.