The search operators listed below allow you to focus your search. Use them within the search boxes to for example, link terms, broaden your search to include plurals, or narrow your search to exclude certain terms.
Use & to combine terms and narrow your search results eg aquaculture & economics
Use an * to broaden your search to include all word endings and plurals eg environment*
Use / for OR searching e.g. "fisheries policy" / "fisheries management"
Use ! to exclude terms e.g. "commercial fishing" ! New Zealand
Use : to indicate date ranges e.g. 2000:2004
Use the Keyword / Freetext Search for general searching across the full text of the database entries.
Use a specific search box, such as the title box, or a combination of search boxes, such as the keyword/freetext box and the date box, to focus your search.
The database is not case sensitive; upper case need not be used.
Once you have typed in your search terms, click the Submit Query button to conduct the search.
Fulltext Only Search: limit your search to fulltext only by combining a keyword, subject heading, title, author, or publisher with the term "fulltext" in the drop-down list under Format.
To the right of each search box is a browse list box. The browse lists contain all the terms used in the database, for example, all the subjects or all the authors names.
The browse list is used to select a certain term and insert it into the search box. The number to the left of each term indicates the number of entries associated with that term.
For more detailed help, please go to the Help page.