Quick Reference Card for Searching

Verity automatically ranks the results using Relevance Ranking so most relevant documents are listed first.
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            - Enter the characters to be found, e.g. "acute" and click Find Next.

Search Using


Finds all documents with:

(enter words all in lower/upper case to find all versions of the word; mixed case is case-sensitive)




  • all word forms, i.e. poison, poisoned, poisons, poisonous, poisoning
  • the word poisonous only
  • Monograph only
Wildcard (*)



  • words beginning with trichloro, e.g. trichloromethane, trichoroethylene
  • words ending with flammable, i.e. inflammable, non-flammable
Chemical Name

"methyl ethyl ketone"

  • 1,1,1-trichloroethane
  • methyl ethyl ketone
Single Character Wildcard


  • woman and women
  • centre and center
(any string of characters separated by spaces)

prevention programmes

"prevention programmes"

prevention "and" control

  • all the words prevention and programmes, and all forms of the words
  • the exact phrase prevention programmes
  • the phrase prevention and control
Words/Phrases with punctuation
(apostrophy ( ' ),hyphen ( - ), or

"patient s mouth"
"self poisoning"

  • patient's mouth
  • self-poisoning
  • 12.5
AND Operator

nausea AND rash

  • both nausea and rash

NOT Operator

rash NOT nausea

  • rash but not nausea

OR Operator

rash OR headache
prevention OR control

  • either rash or headache
  • either prevention or control
Multiple Words
(separate with commas)


  • any of these words (the more search terms that are present in the document, the higher the ranking)

NEAR nausea <NEAR> severe

  • these words near each other (the closer the words are in the document, the higher the ranking)

NEAR/N nausea <NEAR/10> severe

  • the words within 10 words of each other (where N is up to 1000)

Words in the same paragraph nausea <PARAGRAPH> rash
  • these words in the same paragraph
Words in the same sentence nausea <SENTENCE> rash
  • these words in the same sentence
Typos & US/UK spelling <TYPO> center
  • words with up to 2 character typos
  • words either in US or UK English
Words in the document title (prevention)<IN> title
  • word forms of "prevention" such as prevent, preventive, prevention, etc., in the title of the documents

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