Help with topic browsing
Use the Browse social care topics to find records by topic and see how topics are related.
The topic tree is the way in Social Care Online organises the keywords given to each record. The top level of the topic tree has fifteen main topic areas. Use these to find your topic of interest.
- Use the plus sign to expand the topic tree
- Tick the box to add a topic to the combine topics box
- Click on the topic to view the results
- Number of records
- Subscribe to an RSS feed for this topic. View more information on RSS feeds
Tick the box beside a topic to add that topic to the Combine topics box. Navigate through the topic tree and add any additional topics you require. Click on 'Search' to view the records for these topics or reset the search by selecting 'clear'.
Note: adding more than two topics may dramatically reduce the results returned
Note: Combine topics uses AND so will only produce results that include both topics. To search more than one topic e.g. adoption or fostering, change the Boolean operator to OR.
Tick the box beside a topic and any terms related to that topic will apear to the right of the topic tree. These can also be selected or added to the Combine topics box.
To find a topic term, add a word to the find topic search box and press Search. Only specific words are used as topic terms (e.g. older people is used rather than elderly people).
If the topic is recognised the search will return a list of topics that include your search term and highlight them with a red arrow.