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Explode the term
diet to retrieve all occurrences of the term, plus all of
its narrower terms.
#1 explode diet
To retrieve studies on the barn owl, search for the Latin name. From the previous
search examples, we know that the Latin name for barn owl is
Combine the results of both searches using the
near operator to ensure that
the subject and organism names are linked.
#1 near #2
Sample Search Using Free-Text Searching
Search for records about the effects of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and
organochlorines on otters of the genus
The main concepts for this search are
PCBs, polychlorinated biphenyls, organochlorine,
Lutra. Since PCB's and organochlorines are specific chemicals, they must be
searched using free-text terms with synonyms and truncation. Since Latin or taxonomic
names are used in
ZR on CD indexing, the genus name, Lutra, should be used instead
of the common animal name, otter.
Conduct a search for the first three terms. Use the truncation symbol (*) to
retrieve all variations of the root terms.
#1 pcb* or polychlorinated biphenyl* or organochlorine* in de
Conduct a search for
near operator in the DE to retrieve records that link the animal to the subject
information in the same sentence.
#1 near #2
Sample Search Using the Index
Search for records of articles written by E. H. Miller.
Use the index to check the exact form of the author's name.
From the Index, look up
miller. The portion of the index beginning with that
term is displayed.
From the Index, move the cursor to
MILLER-E-H and select the term.
Conduct a search for the term.