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Ebooks: Ebook Central

By clicking the Browse Subjects in the front page you can browse all the books that University of Oulu has in use.

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Database guide: ProQuest

  DESCRIPTION EXAMPLES

Truncation and wildcard

- can not be used as the first character in a search term

 * replaces 0…n characters

teach*
> teach, teacher, teaching

 ? replaces 0 and 1 character

sm?th
> smith, smyth

cat??
> cat, cats, catch

Spelling variants are looked for without wildcard.

organisation
> organization, organisation

color
> color,
colour

Plurals, possessives and comparisons When a singular word is searched, the plural and possessive forms of that word will also be searched as well as the comparatives and superlatives.

steel
> steel, steels

child
> child, child's, children, children's

big
> big, bigger, biggest

feet
> foot, feet

Hyphenated words

Hyphenated form finds hyphenated and non-hyphenated forms.

Non-hyphenated form is treated as separate words.

Some hyphenated words are also written combined. With these you must use OR operator.

talk-show
> talk-show, talk show, talk-shows, talk shows

talk-show
= talk-show OR "talk show" OR "talk shows"
 


non-formal OR nonformal

Phrases

Double quotation marks

- wildcards can be used in the end of the phrase

- the singular form of a word does not retrieve the plural form

Proximity operator
- the singular form of a word retrieves the plural form

"criminal* insan*"
> criminal insanity, criminally insane

"financial technolog*" 
>
financial technology, financial technologies


stainless PRE/0 steel
> stainless steel, stainless steels

 

Boolean operators
AND, OR, NOT

- are not case sensitive

Terms in the same search field are processed as an AND operation. wind power
= wind AND power

Without parentheses operator precedence is:
1. PRE
2. NEAR
3. AND
4. OR 
5. NOT

Use parentheses to override operator precedence. The expression inside the parentheses is executed first.
heart AND (attack OR failure)

Proximity operators

- for two or more words that occur within a specified number of words (or fewer) of each other

- truncation is possible

- you can use parentheses to multiply terms

NEAR/n or N/n regardless of the order, n ≥ 0

 

energy near/3 polic*

robot N/2 (hand OR arm)

PRE/n or P/n in the order in which you entered them, n ≥ 0 special pre/2 education
> special education, special needs education
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