You can perform simple searches by just typing in some search words in the "Enter Search Words" box. Here are some example search queries for the words "information" and "retrieval" :
finds articles containing both 'information' and 'retrieval'
information and retrieval
same as above
information or retrieval
finds articles containing 'information' or 'retrieval'
information near retrieval
finds articles containing both 'information' and 'retrieval', where the two words are located in close proximity to each other within the article
information not retrieval
finds articles containing 'information' but not 'retrieval'
(information not retrieval) and web
finds records containing 'web', plus 'information' but not 'retrieval'
Advanced Search Techniques
To Search for specific phrases, use the instructions that follow as a guide:
- You can safely remove articles (like 'the','a', 'an') and punctuation marks (!, ?, ") from the search words that you type in.
- The search is case-insensitive , for example both 'Kenya' and 'kenya' are treated in the same way by the search program.
- Do not try searching just for common articles like 'the', 'or', 'and' -- these are filtered out by the search program as "noise" words.
The sequence in which the search results are displayed can be modified, depending on your choice.
- Sort by date - this option displays the results in the order of publication date
- Sort by relevancy - this option displays the results in a "relevant" order decided by the search program. Typically this is done by the program on the basis of various factors like : the number of times the search word appears in a citation/the proximity of the words being searched for to each other within the citation.
- Sort by title - this option displays the results in the order of the titles.
- Sort by author - this option orders the search results by the author name of the article.
Search Results Explained
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