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Database quick guides: Emerald

Quick references of the most central databases in the University of Oulu





Finding variations of a word



Truncation and wildcards

* replaces 0...n symbols, and it can be used in the end or in the middle of a word

? replaces one symbol

NB, the symbols * and ? cannot be used in front of a word

product* finds products, production etc.

col*r finds color and colour


organi?ation finds organization and organisation

NOT: *social, ?symmertric


Phrases are inside quotation marks

NB, truncation cannot be used inside a phrase.

"total quality management"



Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT are in use.





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Help Topics – search instructions etc. in Emerald database
Rights of Use – FinElib