To search the database, enter a subject, type and/or country. You should at least fill in one of the fields.
It is possible to select countries by checking the box(es) in front of the name(s). For all countries do not check any. For subject and type, you can only make one selection, but by leaving the field blank, you will get all options.
After submitting your search, you will get a result page. On this page, all results are presented with some general information.
For example, you searched for:
The results page
The resulting page could be like this:
The following items are displayed:
|Title||The name of the website|
|Website||This is the homepage of the website that contains the information. The description in the link locator starts always on this homepage.|
|Subject||All subjects to be found in the document/website.|
|Type||All information types that are in the resulting document.|
|Document link||The link to the document (n.b. it is advisable to also check the overview link that is displayed on the details page!)|
|Language||The language of the document.|
|Document type||Database, html, WORD, excel, pdf etc.|
|Extended information||Extra information about the resulting document|
The Details page
The details page could look like this:Some important items on this page:
|Country||All countries that are covered by this document.|
|Overview link||Often, sites have overview pages with all important links to information on a subject. In case of legislation documents, those pages can act as an archive and contain older and newest versions of the same legislation documents. By checking this page, you can find more information and also check if newer versions are available.|
|Info update||An indication on how up to date the information on the site is, or -if known- the file update date.|
|Link locator||Websites change all the time. Often, links to documents change or the documents are replaced by newer ones. If you only have a direct link, it can be impossible to find the document or the replacement of it. The link locator describes -starting at the homepage- how you can find the information by clicking through the menu's and links.|
|Food type||For all results that are MRL lists, the food type in the list is described here.|
|Results||What items are listed in the MRL table.|
|Sorted by/ Search fields||The elements that the results are sorted by (lists) or the elements that can be searched on (database).|