An easier-to-use ADAMS: You asked, we acted

Yes, it’s true – the NRC has just unveiled an even better ADAMS. The NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System, which is available from our website, now boasts a number of enhancements – some implemented directly as a result of public input.

We’ve been making continuous improvements and our latest enhancements include a new “content search” feature for searching words either in documents or in index information. Other enhancements include the:

• Ability to display up to 500 search results.

• Ability to save a search as a web link and then use it again to find your frequently requested documents.

• Ability to export a list of documents as hypertext markup language (HTML) or as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

• Ability to access search-specific folders by right-clicking on the folder or using the “Advanced Search” tab.

• Ability to more easily modify a saved search by changing your search criteria.

ADAMS is an online library that includes all the agency’s publicly available documents as well as a Public Legacy Library that has entries for 2 million older NRC documents stored on microfiche or in paper form.

If you have questions about any of the new search features or you need help to develop an effective search, the reference librarians in our Public Document Room are available to assist.

We hope you find the new search capabilities easier to use and we welcome your feedback via comments to this post.

Margie Janney
Deputy Director, Information and Records Services Division
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