Search Help

Searching for information in the Coriell Catalog is fast and easy. 

Just type the term you are searching for (capitalization does not matter) into the main home page search bar or search bar that is present on every page near the top right and press enter or click on the magnifying glass icon.

Homepage search box 

Interior menu 

The Catalog will perform a full-text search and return all the results that match your search query. If you include quotation marks in your search term, the Catalog will search for an exact match. If you omit quotation marks, the Catalog will search for the term you enter as well as any known synonyms.


Facets (Filters)

If your search returns matching results, you will also see a list of facets (e.g. Repository, Product, Sex, Race, etc.) above the Results Grid which allow you to filter your results. You may select the checkbox next to a facet value to select it. Once you click on Apply Filter, your original search results will be filtered.

If you select more than one value for a single facet, for example, if you select both Male and Female values for the Sex facet, your search results will be filtered to show Catalog Items that are either Males OR Females.

If you select values from different facets, for example, if you select Male for the Sex facet and Yes for the Affected facet, your search results will be filtered to show Catalog Items that are Males AND Affected equals Yes.

Facets

Once you select a facet value, it will appear in bold at the top of the facet list.

The numbers in parentheses next to each facet value indicate the number of samples that are present which have that facet value in the original search query results. For example, the facets in the image above indicate that there are 181 samples that were from Females and 84 from Males in the original search query results.

Search Results Grid

If your search returns matching results, you will see them returned in a grid. There are 2 tabs in the Search Results Grid. The first tab displays Catalog Items that match your search query; these are samples you can purchase. The second tab displays Catalog Documents that match your search query; these are documents (web pages or forms) that are more general purpose (e.g. Material Transfer Agreements, information about the individual repositories, etc.).

Search Results Grid

Click here for more information on the Search Results Grid

Legacy Search

If you are interested in searching the Catalog using Coriell’s older legacy search, click on the Legacy Search link that appears above the search results facet listing.

Legacy Search Link

Special Search Operators

Coriell’s new search engine (Solr) allows you to perform powerful searches which involve more complex conditions (AND, OR, NOT). Click here to see a listing of Special Search Operators.