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Words and fields are combined by [and].
Searching for the words "cultural identity"
within the document finds only articles that contain both words
(anywhere in the document), including occurrences such as "the".
Entering "Vasquez" in author field and
"dance" in abstract field finds only articles by that
author which also contain this specific word in the abstract.
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as individual words.
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The wildcards * and ? can appear anywhere in a word. For example:
- A search for "latin?" will retrieve any articles
with the words "latino" or "latina".
- A search for "latin*" will retrieve any articles
with the words "latinos", "latino/a" or "latinidad".
- A search on "perfor*" will find any articles
with the words "perform", "performer" or "performances".
An automatic "stem" search finds variations
of words (e.g., "run" finds also "runs", "ran"
and "running"). Please note that currently stemming will
only work for English language terms.
Searching for non-English characters is not currently
supported, but may be a feature implemented in the future. At the
present time, the * wildcard may be substituted for the non-english
characters to facilitate searching. For example:
- To find articles on Guillermo Gómez Peña, search
on "g*mez pe*a" in the descriptor index.