EEBO Search Tips by theslasher


									                          IIMP FT Search Tips Sheet
Search Options:
The default is to search across all article records and retrieve articles with or without full text
Alternatively, choose to limit your search to:
                          Full Text Articles Only
                          Peer Reviewed Articles Only
                          Exclude Reviews

Quick Search box (top left of screen): searches in all abstracts and full text (if available)

Spelling variants: see list (in HELP) of UK and US spellings automatically searched

Results order: alphabetical by journal title; reverse chronological
Results Overview link (on the Results page) gives a summary of all journals in your results
and details the number of results per journal, allowing you to then jump directly to the journal
of your choice

If searching on an author’s name or a spelling that you are unsure of, use the feature Select
from a list to select the exact indexed names or terms

To search on variant endings of a word, use the truncation symbol *
For example, music* will find music, musical, musically, musician etc

If you search on more than one keyword in any box, IIMP FT will assume you want a phrase
match e.g. the blues brothers

If you wish to search on a phrase or quotation that uses a Boolean or Proximity operator e.g.
rock and roll, it is advisable to enclose the whole phrase in inverted commas e.g. “rock
and roll”

To search on more than one keyword in any box, use Boolean or Proximity operators
       The Boolean operators are: AND, OR, NOT
       The Proximity operators are: NEAR and FBY (followed by)
       By default, both proximity operators find words within 10 words of each other. To
       change this default, use a full stop followed by a number of your choice
       Music NEAR war (10 words apart)
       Music NEAR.5 war
       Music FBY.14 war

There is no wildcard operator in IIMP FT. To find variant spellings of a word separate each
variant with the operator OR

If you need to prioritise searches within a search string you can use brackets:
i.e. advertis* AND (radio OR television)

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