Search Tips

Here are some search tips to help you find what you are looking for in the Reading Eagle Archives.

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PHRASE Selects documents that contain the specified phrase. Example 1: <PHRASE> (by, the, lower, house, of, Parliament)

Example 2:
"by the lower house of Parliament"

Returns documents that contain the phrase "by the lower house of Parliament."
NEAR/"X" Selects documents that contain two or more words within N number of words of each other. N is optional. Example: apple <NEAR/1> computer

Returns documents that contain the phrases "apple computer" or "computer apple."
AND Selects documents that contain all of the search words specified. Example: computers <AND> laptops

Returns only documents that contain the phrases "computers" and "laptops".
OR Selects documents that include at least one of the search elements specified. Example: computers <OR> laptops

Returns documents that contain either "computers" or "laptops," or both "computers" and "laptops," but does not necessarily rank documents that contain both terms higher.
WILDCARD Matches wildcard characters included in the search string. Example 1: car*
Returns documents that include words such as "cars," "carriage" and "cartridge."

Example 2: car?
Returns documents that include words such as "cars," "card," but not "carriage" and "cartridge."
SOUNDEX Expands the search to include the specified word and one or more words that sound like, or whose letter pattern is similar to, the word. Example: <SOUNDEX> sale

Returns documents that include words such as "sell," "seal," "shell" and "scale."
THESAURUS Expands the search to include the word entered plus similar words. Example: <THESAURUS> altitude

Returns documents that include words such as "height" and "elevation."

This feature requires manual entry of relevant synonyms chosen by the customer. ActivePaper Search ServerTM provides a utility that allows to create and maintain a customer's synonym dictionary.
STEM Expands the search to include the word entered plus its linguistic variations. Example: <STEM> project

Returns documents that include words such as "films," "filmed" and "filming."

ActivePaper Search ServerTM uses this function by default. In order to override it, the <WORD> function can be used.
WORD Performs a basic word search, selecting documents that contain one or more occurrence of the word. Example: <WORD> film

Will not match linguistic variations such as "films," "filmed" and "filming."
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