SCOPE OF SEARCH:
ILOSearch searches through the tables of contents, abstracts, and full-text (as each is available)
of all the journals linked to in The Informed Librarian Online issues. Full-text of the Guest Forums,
the Featured Articles, and other articles and reports of interest that we link to, are also included.
View the alphabetical list of all of our titles
and the list broken down into Subject Collections.
HOW TO SEARCH:
- Enter search request: put your term or terms here
Searches can be limited by either Journal Title, Subject Collection, and/or Date or current Informed Librarian Online issue.
- To limit by Journal Title: either type in complete name of the journal from the
alphabetical list of all of our titles
or type in a word or words from the title.
- To limit by Subject Collection: choose one, a few, or a range of Subject Collections from the dropdown box. First view the list broken down into
Subject Collections to know which titles have been assigned to
which subject headings. To select more than one collection, click on the first choice with your mouse, and scroll and select the other(s) by
clicking while holding down the Control (Ctrl) key. All those you choose will remain higlighted.
- To limit by Date: select a beginning and an ending month and date OR
limit the results to a search of all the articles from the latest, current Informed Librarian Online issue only.
- Select the Number of documents to retrieve: from 10 to 1000
- Sort by: hits, name, date, size
- Search type: boolean, any of the words, all of the words, or the exact phrase
To begin a NEW SEARCH at any time, click on New Search on the search results page, or click on Search on the top navigation bar.
any of the words or all of the words
Finds a list of words or phases
- use "quotation marks" around phrases
- add + in front of any word or phrase to require it
- add - in front of any word or phrase or to exclude it
banana pear "apple pie"
"apple pie" -salad +"ice cream"
Finds a single phrase exactly as you typed it in
Finds a structured group of words or phrases linked by and, or not, w/.
tart apple pie- the entire phrase must be present;
apple pie and pear tart- both phrases must be present
apple pie or pear tart- either phrase must be present
apple pie and not pear tart- only apple must be present
apple w/5 pear- apple must occur within 5 words of pear
apple not w/27 pear- apple must not occur within 27 words of pear
subject contains apple pie- finds apple pie in a subject field
- use ( ) when a search includes two or more connectors:
apple and pear or orange juicecould mean (apple and pear) or orange, or it could mean apple and (pear or orange)
Finds grammatical variations on endings, like applies, applied, applying in a search for apply
Finds words even if they are misspelled. A search for alphabet with a fuzziness of 1 would also find alphaqet. With a fuzziness of 3, the same search would find both alphaqet and alpkaqet
Finds words that sound alike, like Smythe in a search for Smith
Finds word synonyms using a comprehensive English language
thesaurus (dtSearch Web can also support custom thesaurus
? matches any single character
appl? matches apply or apple
* matches any number of characters
appl*ion matches application
~~ indicates numeric range
14~~18 looks for 14, 15, 16, 17 or 18
xfirstword matches the first word of a document
apple pie w/10 xfirstword
xlastword matches the last word of a document
apple pie w/10 xlastword
variable term weights
A number after a word assigns a specific positive or negative weight when ranking retrieved documents. Example:
HOW TO INTERPRET AND UNDERSTAND THE RESULTS:
Header of entry consists of journal title, volume and number, date of issue, subject collection that it is catalogued under, and title of the web page (which is often the article title).
If the article is in pdf format, it says it immediately following the title.
Click on the journal title, which is the live link, to see the actual result. When a result is viewed, the color of the link will change. They begin in blue and change to red after being viewed.
Other elements of the entry are: KWIC (keyword in context), the number of hits in the result, whether the journal is full-text (FT) or selected full-text (s/FT), and the ILO issue date that this link originally appeared in. When you click on show KWIC the KWIC will be displayed for you.
Score refers to the percentage representing the hit count - the entry with the most hits is 100% and the rest are proportionate to that.