About EthicShare Search
Keyword Search and Booleans
EthicShare keyword searches are, by default, boolean "AND" searches, meaning that all your terms must appear in each record in the result. But you can specify your own boolean operators "AND," "OR" or "NOT" (must be capitalized) to override this behavior. You can also use quotation marks, parenthesis, and plus/minus signs to narrow or broaden searches. For example:
- "stem cell" OR embryonic Finds items with the "stem cell" or "embryonic" in the item metadata.
- ethics AND ("stem cell" OR embryonic) Finds items with the word "ethics" and either the words "stem cell" or "embryonic" in the item metadata.
- ethics -embryonic Finds items with the word "ethics" and not the word "embryonic" in the item metadata.
- ethics NOT embryonic Aslo finds items with the word "ethics" and NOT the word "embryonic" in the item metadata.
EthicShare automatic stems words in its search index, which means that a search on “wrong motivation” will find records containing such variants as “wrongful” and “motivational” as well as exact matches.
Focus searches further and find specific items with the "advanced search" feature.
For more information on how the EthicShare keyword search works see the search help page.