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    Quick Search

    Creating Advanced Searches

    Journal Titles

    Filtering Search and Browse Results


    Quick Search

    A quick search box is available at the top right of every page.  A search returns a list of Berghahn journals and articles in order of relevance.  A Quick Search will search across all content including Titles, Abstracts, and Keywords. 

    Users may then use filters to search within the results, refine their search further, or select just the content to which they have full text access.

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    Creating Advanced Searches

    The Advanced Search page can be used to build more complex searches and to search specific fields (e.g. Title or Author).  In addition, users may use Boolean operators in both the Advanced and Quick Searches

    • Search allows use of Boolean operators (AND OR NOT
    • By default a search on a string of words will return results containing the individual words, e.g. anthropological theory is the same as anthropological AND theory
    • To search for an exact phrase use ("), e.g. "anthropological theory" returns only results with these two words together in this order - an exact text match of the phrase
    • Use (*) as a wild card. e.g. anthrop* will return searches containing anthropocentric, anthropology, anthropogist, anthropological etc; colo*r will return searches containing colour as well as color
    • Basic algorithmic stemming is used to disregard some word endings, e.g. a search for city will automatically include cities

    Users may then use filters to refine the search further or select content they

           Boolean Operators Explained

           Boolean Operators

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    Filtering Search and Browse Results

    Refine your search and browse results by using the filters on the left of the results page:

      1). Search within results 

      Search within results


      2). Filtering by content type

      Refine by content type


      3). Filtering by access

      Refine by access


      4). Selecting date range

       Refine by date