OneSearch allows for phrase searching with the use of " ". The query "flow cytometry" will find results with that exact phrase.
The single search box in OneSearch (basic search box
or keyword search box in advanced search) will search across many fields automatically.
For example, entering an ISBN (for books), ISSN (journals), DOI (articles), PMID (PubMed citation number), or Call Number will bring back associated records.
You can explicitly search a field using the strategy: "field:(search terms)." For example, the search ISSN:(1097-2765), finds records that contain that value in the ISSN field.
OneSearch offers the following Boolean operations: OR, NOT and AND. The operators must be written in ALL CAPS.
By default, all terms in a search are combined with the AND operator. To expand the results set, use the OR operator "nanoscience OR nanotechnology " will return items that contain either term.
This can be combined with quoted terms such as "nanoscience" OR "nanotechnology ".
To exclude items in OneSearch, use the NOT operator or "-" character before a term. When used in the following query "cytogenetics NOT plants" the results will not include the term "plants".
Searches can be performed using the wildcards ? and *.
The question mark ? will match any one character and can be used to find "Olsen" or "Olson" by searching for "Ols?n".
The asterisk * will match zero or more characters within a word or at the end of a word. A search for "Ch*ter" would match "Charter", "Character", and "Chapter". When used at the end of a word, such as "therap*", it will match all suffixes "therapeutic", "therapies", "therapist", "therapy", etc.
Wildcards cannot be used as the first character of a search.
Use the tilde (~) character and a number at the end of multiple words to limit results containing query words within close proximity. When used on the phrase "chloroplast import "~3, the term chloroplast and the term import will have to be found within 3 words of each other in the document. NOTE: proximity searching does not take the order of search terms into account.
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