What is not searched - Stop Words
Certain words that appear frequently in English will be ignored by the search engine. These are:
"a", "and" , "are" , "as" , "at" , "be" , "but" , "by" , "for" , "if" , "in" , "into",
"is" ,"it" ,"no" , "not" , "of" , "on" , "or" , "such", "the" , "to" , "was"
To search multiple words as a phrase, put quotation marks (") around the phrase.
Example: "climate change"
To find variant forms of a word, use an asterisk (*) after a word stem
Example: organ* will retrieve organic, organs, organizing, organized, organisations, organizations, organisational
The following Boolean operators can be used to combine terms. Note that they must be CAPITALIZED !
AND - to limit searches to find items containing all words or phrases combined with this operator
Example: renewable AND energy will retrieve all items that contain BOTH the words "renewable" and "energy"
OR - to enlarge searches to find items containing any of the words or phrases surrounding this operator
Example: green OR building will retrieve all items that contain EITHER the words "green" or "building"
NOT - to exclude items containing the word following this operator
Example energy NOT petroleum will retrieve all items that contain the word "energy" EXCEPT those also containing the word "petroleum"
Parentheses ( ) can be used to group search terms and connected by different operators
Example: (renewable OR energy) AND (green OR building)
Browse feature is available at the Communities & Collections, Research Papers, Theses and FYPs at the top menu. At Communities & Collections, click on each collection under the community to browse the specific publications. At Research Papers, Theses or FYPs, click on the browse field names under Browse.
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