Often, just typing a few keywords isn't enough to find the documents you want. Here are some tips to help narrow your search to find exactly what you're looking for.
Enter a keyword to search for. 'Method' will return all documents with 'Method', 'Methods', 'Methodology', etc. Multiple keywords are treated like a phrase, unless you separate them by commas. Entering 'standard, methods' will return all documents containing either word. See Proximity for more options.
- You can use special terms to narrow your search:
- AND - as in 'New AND Approved'
- OR - as in 'New OR Revised'
- NOT - as in 'Methods' NOT 'Parts'
- ( ) - parenthesis force expressions to be evaluated first, as in '(Associations OR Publications) NOT International'
If the Keyword alone does not help in your search, move to the advanced search, where you can narrow in on what you are looking for.
Keywords: Follow the above tips
Part: Choose from the drop down menu, if you know your information appears in a specific part of Standard Methods.
Method like: This enables you to search by keywords in just the title of the Method.
Special Status: You decide if you want all related methods or only those that are USEPA-approved, revised, new or coming soon. To search all, leave blank. Or check the ones that interest you.
If you are still having trouble locating a method, please contact Standard Methods Customer Service.
Special Note: You can not purchase individual Methods. You download or purchase by the section/part.
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