Multi-query center: Tree view

Publish or Perish tutorial

Note: This tutorial was originally written for Publish or Perish version 4 and all screenshots come from this version. Later versions of Publish or Perish show the multi-query center at the top of every screen for easier access. Its basic functions are similar to PoP4, however.

The tree on the left of the Publish or Perish Multi-query center displays the available query folders. The folders are containers that help you organize your queries.

Query folder management

Query folders can be nested, and they can be rearranged by dragging and dropping with the mouse, just like you would do in Internet Explorer. They can also be copied (Ctrl+C), cut (Ctrl+X), and pasted (Ctrl+V).

Recent queries folder

The tree always contains the Recent Queries folder. This folder automatically receives the queries that you perform on one of the other citation analysis pages. You can also add your own queries to this folder and edit existing queries. However, you cannot delete this folder or change its name.

Example of nested folders for effective query management

The screenshot below shows how queries can be nested to create logical containers for your queries. I strongly recommend you to organize your queries if you are planning to run them on a regular basis. It can be easy to get lost in a long list of recent queries.


Clean out your recent query folder periodically

It is also a good idea to clean out your Recent Queries folder periodically, so that even if you do not want to make the effort to organize your queries into folders, you can keep some order in your queries. Simply select the query you want to discard and click on the delete button in the toolbar, or hit the delete button on your keyboard.

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