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DTU Findit (DTU version): How to search

How to search

You can search all records and all fields by just entering search terms and press enter or "Search". Any search result can be limited by selecting a number of filters in the left hand menu. When filters are activated they will show under the search box.
Read more in the Quick Guide

Clustering of search combinations
Use parentheses to cluster different search combinations/operators in advanced search strings. Example: (waste OR pollution) AND (denmark OR sweden)

Document types
You can limit your search result to certain document types by clicking "Journal article", "Book" or "Journal" in the left hand menu

Keyword/prefix matching

Author - use au or author or authors as prefix - e.g. au:anderson or author:anderson

Title - use ti and title as prefix - e.g. ti:nanotechnology or title:nanotechnology

Abstract  - use ab and abstract as prefix - e.g. ab:nanotechnology or abstract:nanotechnology

Keyword - use ke or kw or key or keyword as prefix - e.g. kw:nanoparticles or keyword:nanoparticles or key:nanoparticles

ISBN - use isbn as prefix - e.g. isbn:3540001875

ISSN - use issn as prefix - e.g. issn:07306679

DOI - use doi as prefix - e.g. doi:10.1002/adv.21262

Year - use year or y as prefix - e.g. year:2012 or y:2012

Publisher - use pu or pub or publisher - e.g. pu:wiley or pub:wiley or publisher:wiley

Phrase search
Search for phrase by enclosing words in quotation marks - "neural circuit"

Proximity searches
You can specify search terms to be within a certain number of words apart. To do a proximity search use the tilde symbol at the end of a Phrase. To search for carbon and spectra to be within 3 words of each other in a record, specify the search like this:
"carbon spectra"~3

Search operators
AND is default if you do not type anything between multiple search terms.
Search operators AND OR must be all caps.

Stemming
Any search term is by default reduced to its elemental root in order to retrieve all forms of the term, just like applying truncation. If you search for the term test you also retrieve hits on tests tested testing etc.

Truncation and wildcard matching
In most cases truncation is not necessary in DTU Findit because of the default  stemming of search terms
Asterisk is used as wildcard symbol, representing any character within a word. Searching for wom*n will retrieve woman and women

Year range searches
Search for records published between 2006 and 2008 - year:[2006 TO 2008]