Answered By: Katja Slonawski
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2019     Views: 6

In Advanced search there are many ways to narrow down a search.

In the search bar at the top of the page you can combine search terms, and enter in which search field each search term should be in. If you want to add another search term, click Add row, to the right of the bottom search bar.

Search terms can be combined with AND, OR or NOT. You cannot combine AND and OR, instead use the seach history.

You can decide how you want the search terms within a search bar to relate to one another. By default all search terms should be somewhere in the result. In the above example you could get a hit on for example sustainable development in the title and tourism management in the abstract.

If you instead choose Proximity search there can't be more than five words between the search terms in a search bar. You can still get a hit on for example sustainable development and tourism management, in the title or in the abstract, but the word are near each other.

If you choose Find any of my search terms you get results containing either sustainable or tourism or sustainable tourism

In Smart text searching you can add everything from a phrase to a longer paragraph, but note that the search will only roam databases belonging to EBSCOhost.

You can create even more limitations in the expanded search mode.

For example, you can choose to search outside the Lund University libraries collections by unchecking Available in Library Collection. LUBsearch is a service licensed by EBSCO. Many libraries worldwide use the same service, and all these libraries collections are collected in a single "well". If you uncheck Available in Library Collection you search the whole well, and the hits you get that Lund University don't have access to, can be requested as interlibrary loans.

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