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HERO: Health and Environmental Research Online

How to Use HERO

You can search HERO by selecting a project from the LitBrowser table on the HERO Home page. This will take you to the project's reference page where documents that are used in the assessment development process are sorted by author. These references can be narrowed and searched using the criteria provided.

If you receive more than 200 results, the first 200 will be displayed with a link to subsequent records, 200 to a page. The total number of "hits" will also be displayed.

Your search results will initially display as a list sorted by year, with the newest at the top. Following the full citation is the first line of the document's abstract, when available. Click the plus sign to view the entire abstract and then the minus sign to minimize it. When results are viewed as a grid, all columns can be resorted by their header.

Click on the details or title hyperlink to view more reference information. The "Related Link" hyperlink will exit the HERO website and take you to the source of the document if it is available online.


Check the boxes next to the reference(s) you want to export or use in your bibliography.

Click the Export icon to export the references to a 'hero.ris' file. You may rename the file when you save it, but keep the .ris extension.

When you open the file, you may import the information into your existing citation manager software (Endnote, Reference Manager, etc.)