The PhpRunner / LymeRICK database
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The LymeRICK database fields (more later) - ALL fields are only seen on superadmin login (Marie Kroun only), fewer fields are shown in expert mode, user and guest mode ..

The default search choice is for a partial match (in any location) within any field within any record in the database, which can take a lot of time and may give too many unwanted hits.

If you get way too many hits, you need to narrow your search by:

Adding a search delimiter, and/or chose one or multiple fields (the latter is on Advanced search page)

contains will give the broadest search 'any place' within the selected field(s) that contains the search phrase 'bu' ...'burg' etc.
The other options should be self explanatory or try them and see what they give of results ..
For more on delimiters/ truncators and wildcards read here and regarding SQL database syntax:
In SQL, wildcard characters can be used in "LIKE" expressions; the percent sign (%) matches zero or more characters, and underscore (_) a single character. ... 
In Microsoft Access, wildcard characters can be used in "LIKE" expressions; the asterisk sign (*) matches zero or more characters, and question mark (?) a single character.

Note in PhpRunner end truncation % is not needed if only searching for one (partial) word, but % is needed between two words, if you want to combine two AND word searches within one field like micr%1992 (i.e. both micr AND 1992 must both be found within in the [SOURCE] field at the same time to give a hit. 
Example search [SOURCE] with contains delimiter (~LIKE) for micr or micr% will give exactly the same hits, namely all the Journals having the letters 'micr' located in any place within in the source field: 
Result examples: Acta Microbiol Pol B, Acta Pathol Microb Immunol Scand ... Antimicrob Agents Chemother, Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin, J Clin Microbiol, Microbiol Res, Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis etc. etc.  

While you are entering letters in the search field (works not for % search), a box with possible hits is shown beneath the search field; if you see the combination you are looking for there, you can pick it with the mouse, then the chosen text will be transferred to the search field (can be modied) ...
As ANY FIELD was chosen, the first highlightet hit comes from [Key], while the other hits comes from [SOURCE] ..

Now seach [TITLE] for metr_nid ( _ is used in case a letter within the search word is uncertain):

Now select [AUTHOR], search for 'burg' ... gives hits LIKE Burgdorfer, Burger, van den Burg, Hamburger etc. (note burg is located at any place within [AUTHOR] field and the search is NOT case sensitive!)

Now search [SOURCE] for micr%1992 (i.e. both criteria micr AND 1992 must be found), and then arrange the selected result after [SOURCE] order up:

NOTE the above result is shown SORTED alphanumerically after field [SOURCE], the sort order can be rearranged by clicking on the same column heading or on another column, up/down shift when clicking on same column..

Note the order of the combined search word matters, i.e. the reverse order 
1992%micr would not give any hits, as the year of Publication or page 1992 always will stand AFTER the journal name, word from the journal name must come first, of course!

NOTE [KEY] field is now made required, i.e. can not be left empty (required fields are marked with red * on the ADD page); the order of keyword matters if to make an efficient combined search of it ...
LIKE borr%seroneg need to have bacteria naming in [KEY] before TEST, or one will have to search both ways, also seroneg%borr too, which gives extra work!
Regarding keywords the LymeRICK database is very incomplete, many records still miss keywords, and in older I had not decided to use a logical keyword order system / rules ..
- therefore I need to check keywords every time I search in the database and add and improve keywords in records, as needed.
SO - if you notice any missing KEY or bad keyword choice and have better suggestions, please email me; currently only SUPERADMIN (that is me) can EDIT existing records; changing records may be made a future option for EXPERTs too; currently experts is allowed to ADD new records (but can not edit) and must therefore know how to create good keywords. 
Anyone can suggest new additions/alterations to he LymeRICK database, by emailing me the suggested text to be added or altered!

Typical keywords / order I use now is a la:
Spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi Lyme seronegative persistent culture+ PCR+ human / animal .. horse equi... (etc.) .. just add what you think and send me a list of the records ordered ny unique identifier 'PMID' (as most of the records follow PubMed PMID numbering).
As I am now inviting expert users in, I will soon have to alter the program / database, need to add some fields to be able to log which user made alteration and the date when .. the log_who is needed to allow EXPERT to edit the records they each added ..later ..
Finally, on the ADVANCED SEARCH page, you can enter search words in more fields and thus make very complicated / specific searches

Above complex search looking for one word in [AUTHOR] and two sequential words in [SOURCE] - this search find only ONE hit, where all conditions are met:
PMID: 1629318 - Lebech AM, Hansen K. J Clin Microbiol 1992 Jul;30(7):1646-1653. Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi DNA in urine samples and cerebrospinal fluid samples from patients with early and late Lyme neuroborreliosis by poly More ...

Current fields in the LymeRICK article database are (may change in future):
PMID (unique identifier / record ID) first I used PubMed UI, and when PubMed dropped that, I changed to PMID for the articles that are listed on PubMed (LymeRICK may contain additional information, like excepts and comments and link to open access full text and abstract for older papers that in PubMed only have Index medicus information i.e. PMID, title, source, author, or for papers not listed on PubMed I construct an ID usually as year of publication plus '-' and a unique description, either a number or text, as in 1912-01 or 1912-Hindle or 1994-js035 or alike
; first I used numbers but found that impractical since I had to look up, which numbers were already used to chose the next, which take me extra time; now add the name of the primary author plus a number, if more papers were published by the same author from the same year of publication.
UI - is not used any more by PubMed, but I keep it for now because many of my photocopies of papers still have only this number and lie sorted in UI sequence; I plan to change this field to YOP (year of publication) ASA I have reorganized/renumbered all my paper copies, as I would like to be able to order database search after YOP too, which is not possible currently, when YOP is "hidden" in the middle of the source text field.
PUBMED - link to PubMed ABSTRACT page; in ADD, this field is prefilled with ... so it is just to add the PMID number after the last / to create the link; in case the article is not listed on PubMed, I enter NA (~ Not Available).
(field will be renamed OA for OPEN ACCESS in the next program edition) - I began saving links to full text PDF (or HTML) files years before PubMed added this feature; open access URL can be shared with guests / the public, without violating copyright, of course. Besides the articles that are being shared as OA on publishers website or made available in PMC, I have a collection of articles, of which those older than 70 years since publications, are no longer copyrighted material and can be scanned into PDF and be shared with guests, without violating the copyright.
sometimes add URL or write "pay" in the PDF field, if I know that the article is available in electronic form from publisher, but currently (at time of entering the record) behind a pay wall; sometimes publishers decide to make articles OA a while after the publication, which I find super, or - bad - change their website build, or may decide to move articles, that used to be OA, behind a firewall - thus I can not quarantee that the link will always give OA to the full text! - in case you find broken link, please notify me about it, so I can correct the error ASAP!
INTERN - my internal electronic article copy. The idea with the LymeRICK database is that while sharing of copyrighted full text is not legal, without getting a written permission to do so, it is legal to QUOTE parts / excepts from the full text, and comment on it, without violating copyright; so for the purpose of quoting, I have OCRed some paper copies of full text articles, that I find important to share and comment on. This INTERNAL LINK IS NOT VISIBLE for guest, as it would be a copyright violation; instead of asking me for copy, who would then need to ask the publisher for permission to share, you should first of all ask the publisher yourself (encourage the publisher to make older valuable articles public for all to get in full text via PMC) - or your local university library - like I (would) have to do! 
Key - have been explained
TITLE - no explanation needed
AUTHOR - no explanation needed
SOURCE - no explanation needed
ABSTRACT - no explanation needed - I have entered abstract, either from full text (or perhaps have written my own summary/abstract to make it searchable) for many older articles, that do NOT (yet) have abstract listed on PubMed. 
COMMENT - in english only! .. may contain my personal remarks plus quotes from the full text.
NB - my extra note field for what I need to remember about the article, field is only visible for me - SUPERADMIN.
CC (correspondence con) ... way back I used this field to keep notes on my correspondence with colleagues  
Order - full text articles I need to order a full text copy of 
Have - articles I already have in full text  
Scan - articles I have / need to scan and OCR for easier quoting of text passages
Mark - selection 1 used for making list of "hand selected" papers
Liste - section 2  - ditto  
- however, the latter two fields are now more or less outdated, as I in future not will make manually selected lists, but use the combined keyword search instead, LIKE search [KEY] for borr%seroneg%persistent  

As many records still lack the keywords, there are few hits today on the combined keyword search, looking for keywords borrelia AND seronegative AND persistent, but in the future after relevant keywords have been added to all the records in optimal order, searches like the above will be very easy and fast, I hope 
Then I can create a PUBLIC view for focused and fresh searches
- but it will take me time / much work to get there :)
Finally EXPERT ADD views (fewer fields visible) to compare with SUPERADMIN ADD:

I hope you find it helpful.
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/ Marie Kroun 2013