To search for a protocol in the public, group-shared or your personal protocol list, open the corresponding tab in the Procedures Module. When searching in protocols in the following contents is included in the search:


  • Protocol name – contents included in the protocol name
  • Protocol category – contents included in the protocol category
  • Protocol label - contents included in the protocol label
  • Protocol Author – the protocol author
  • Protocol step name - contents included in the protocol step name
  • Protocol step contents  – words included in the content of a protocols step


The contents of files attached to a procedure are currently not included in the search. If searching the contents of files linked to procedures is important to you, please contact us.



When searching, you are filtering to find any contents in the above mentioned data. You can use the following operators to search in eLabJournal. Note that searching is case-insensitive


  • bacteria yeast - finds any contents that include the words bacteria and yeast
  • “bacteria  yeast” – finds any contents that include the exact phrase bacteria yeast
  • bac* -   finds any contents that include a word that starts with "bac"
  • *teria -  finds any contents that include a word that ends with "teria"
  • bacteria | plant – finds any contents that include either the word bacteria OR the word plant
  • bacteria -Plant – finds any contents that include the word bacteria but does not contain the word plant
  • “bacteria Plant”~10 – finds any contents that include the word bacteria and plant in the proximity of 10 words
  • (bacteria | plant) yfp - finds any contents that include the word bacteria OR plant as well as the word ypf
  • "bacteria plant yeast fungus algae"/3 - finds any contents that include at least 3 of the words bacteria plant yeast fungus algae.