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Help: Browse Indexes

A browse index listing available search terms can be consulted for the IIBP Search fields. The browse indexes are arranged alphabetically. To access a browse index, click Browse next to the relevant search box. You will be presented with one of two types of browse:

When the desired term or terms are highlighted, click OK to transfer them back to the relevant search box. Each item transferred will be enclosed in double quotes. When you transfer more than one search term from a browse index to a search box, IIBP automatically combines them using the Boolean operator OR.

Note: Netscape Navigator (Windows) users can multi-select contiguous terms using SHIFT+CLICK and non-contiguous terms using CTRL+CLICK. Highlighted terms can be deselected by moving the cursor to the relevant term and using CTRL+CLICK.

EXACT operator

If you want to retrieve exactly the word or phrase entered into the search form, you can precede your search term (s) with the EXACT operator. If you select a term from the Subject Terms or Publication browses, the EXACT operator is pasted into the search form automatically by default.

This will search in the publication African Journal; but not in the publication African Journal of Intermediate Studies. You can leave out the operator if you wish to broaden your search, to include all publications containing the phrase "African Journal."