Search Tips

Search default behaviour

By default, search is done by converting the search entry into separated words. For example, a search for Cancer Patients will be done by breaking the text into Cancer and Patients. And the search results will show records by matching either of the words Cancer OR Patients in article title, keywords, author names, abstract and full text.


Searching by DOI

When we search for a specific DOI e.g. 10.7748/ncyp.2017.e936, then only records with an exact DOI match will be shown in the search result.


Search for phrases/exact words

For an exact phrase search, the search term should be enclosed in quotes. For example, using the complete phrase "Cancer Patients" as your search criteria will show records by matching the complete phrase in article title, keywords, author names, abstract and full text.


Search using logical operators

Search can also be done using logical operators AND, OR


Using AND

Using AND will show results where both terms exist anywhere in the content. For example, using the search criteria diabetes AND complications will show results where both terms are matched in article title, keywords, author names, abstract and full text.


Using OR

Using OR in your search criteria will show results where any of the search term/phrase matches. This is the same as default search behaviour which is explained above.


Search result relevance

The search result are shown according to matching information in following order -

  1. Article Title
  2. Keyword
  3. Subject
  4. Abstract
  5. Full text
  6. Author

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