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Search Tips

  1. 1. Search Tips
  2. 2. Multiple Words <ul><li>global warming = </li></ul><ul><li>global AND warming = </li></ul><ul><li>warming global = </li></ul><ul><li>warming AND global </li></ul>
  3. 3. Phrase Searches <ul><li>“global warming” ≠ global warming </li></ul>Searches for global and warming to occur anywhere in the same record. Parenthesis: searches for global warming as a phrase in a record.
  4. 4. Boolean Operators <ul><li>dog AND cat </li></ul><ul><li>dog OR cat </li></ul><ul><li>dog NOT cat </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wildcards * <ul><li>inter* = interim OR internet OR internal etc. </li></ul><ul><li>inter* ≠ international </li></ul><ul><li>col*r = color OR colour etc. </li></ul>replaces up to 5 non space characters
  6. 6. Wildcards ** <ul><li>comput** = computer OR computation etc. </li></ul>replaces any number of non space characters
  7. 7. Wildcards ? <ul><li>wom?n = women OR woman etc. </li></ul>replaces a single character anywhere in a word
  8. 8. Proximity Operators <ul><li>international NEAR conference </li></ul>Used to retrieve records that contain the specified words or phrases within ten words of each other in the same indexed field.
  9. 9. field limits Limits specific words or phrases to a specific field
  10. 10. Grouping Most relevant titles  Highly relevant titles    Very relevant titles    Relevant titles    Other relevant titles
  11. 11. Related Slideshows <ul><li>Searching by Advanced Keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Browsing Collection by Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Anatomy of Initial Search Screen </li></ul>

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