Q. What is a search string?

How can a complex or advanced information search help me find what I am looking for?


Complex search strings can improve search results. The more precisely your search string expresses what you're looking for, the more likely the results will meet your research needs.

You need to:

Identify your topic

Choose and enter your search terms

Use truncation and wildcards to include word variations

Link the search terms using connectors such as AND NOT OR

Specify date restrictions

Also refer to the database Help or Search Tips for more information

For eg. when searching the Scopus database click search tips

  • Last Updated Nov 29, 2018
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  • Answered By Fiona Still-Drewett

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