|Tips for Better Searching
These search techniques are available in
BASIC and ADVANCED searching
for more information and ready access to search
tools such as wildcard and truncation
characters, Boolean and other search operators,
and index fields.
to access the structured list of subject
headings used in the database.
your keywords using the "Boolean
operators", AND, OR, AND NOT
AND/OR/AND NOT option searches only for
words which occur within the same
paragraph. To search for words within
whole document use
"w/doc", in full
text articles only.
Searching for a phrase
using 3 words or more to search, And
is automatically added between words. To
search for a phrase use quotation marks
ProQuest's default search preferences
will automatically search for
singular and plural forms of a word, and
for English and American spellings, e.g.
Use the * character to search for
words with a common word root, with any
number of letters following. For
example, operat* will find
articles containing operat ions ,
operat ional , or
? character to search for a
single character, within a word or at
the end of a word. For example, wom?n
will find wom a n or wom e n.
Educat?? will find educat ed