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Database quick guides: RIBA

RIBA Cataloque

RIBA

DESCRIPTION

EXAMPLES

Finding variations of a word
 

 


 

Truncation and wildcards


? replaces one symbol
$ replaces 0...n symbols

 organi?ation
compute$
finds computer, computing

Stemming

 

Singular form does not find the plural form.

 

Phrases 

Phrase in quotation marks


Truncation cannot be used. The exact character string is searched, and therefore singular form does not find the plural form.

'information systems'

Operators

Boolean operators
AND, OR, NOT

 

Proximity operator NEAR searches the words in any order.

 

tax NEAR5 reform finds, for example, tax reform and reform of income tax.

Limiting the search to journal articles

If the search is not limited, the database will search from all RIBA Library collections: drawings, books, photographs etc. (Not in electronic form.)

The search must be limited to articles by choosing
Collections: Articles

 

 

 

Below is an example of a record. It is a single record with almost all articles from the journal. Therefore, search such as saunalahti and Verstas will not necessarily only find Saunalahti School designed by Verstas. The search result will also include records that are about some building in Saunalahti designed by Verstas.