# ncbi…eutils/esearch.fcgi: How to search now in the snp database?

According to the 2017(!) textbook, it worked at that time, for instance,

https://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/esearch.fcgi?db=snp&term=autism

At this time, this does not work and for each conceivable term it will find 0 records.

What is the right way to search in snp, valid in December 2018?

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• Welcome to the site Slepecky. Could you provide a reference to the textbook you mention? Maybe there is an updated version someone can look up. Have you tried looking the eutils manuals for this task? – llrs Dec 5 at 14:14
• Also, please explain what you are trying to do so we can come up with alternatives. – terdon Dec 5 at 16:07