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Search preferences

Case differences:
Word endings:
 
Return up to hits with hits per page.
 

How to find information

There are 5 ways to find information in this collection:


You can search for particular words that appear in the text from the Search page, which can be reached from other pages by pressing the Search button. Insert your choices in the search box and click on the Search button for a full-text search.

You can access publications by subject by pressing the Subjects button. This brings up a list of subjects, represented by bookshelves. Click on the bookshelf icon of a subject heading to display the sub-headings, or to return to the main subjects. Click on the icon of a sub-heading to obtain the concerned documents.

You can access publications by type of training module by pressing the GXP training modules button. This brings up a list of training module headings, represented by bookshelves. Click on the bookshelf icon of a training module heading to display the sub-headings, or to return to the main subjects. Click on the icon of a sub-heading to obtain the concerned documents.

You can access publications by title by pressing the Titles A-Z button. This brings up a list of books in alphabetical order. By clicking on one of the letters at the top of the page.

You can access publications by keyword by pressing the Keywords button. This brings up a list of keywords in alphabetical order. Click on a keyword to obtain the concerned documents.

 

How to search for particular words

From the search page, you make a query in these simple steps:

  1. Type the word (s) you want to search for in the text or in titles
  2. You may use the boolean operators AND, OR, and AND NOT to narrow or broaden the search and control retrieved results
  3. You may choose a subject category to filter the query
  4. Click on the Search button

The Clear button resets the search form, helping you begin a new search.

When you make a query, the titles of 50 matching documents will be shown. There is a button at the end to take you on to the next 50 documents. From there you will find buttons to take you on to the third 50 or back to the first 50, and so on. Click the title of any document, or the little button beside it, to see it.

By default the search returns all the matching results. You can change this option by clicking the Search preferences link at the top of the page.

 

Search terms

Whatever you type into the query box is interpreted as a list of words called "search terms." Each term contains nothing but alphabetic characters and digits. Terms are separated by white space. If any other characters such as punctuation appear, they serve to separate terms just as though they were spaces and they are not treated as special characters. Therefore, you cannot search for words that include punctuation.

For example, the query

Agro-forestry in the Pacific Islands: Systems for Sustainability (1993)

will be treated the same as

Agro forestry in the Pacific Islands Systems for Sustainability 1993

 

Change search preferences

In the Search preferences section above, the first two sets consisting of a pair of buttons each, help you control the case differences and word endings of your queries. The first set of buttons controls whether upper and lower case must match (case differences). The second set controls whether to ignore word endings or not (word endings).

For example, if the buttons ignore case differences and ignore word endings are selected, the query

African building

will be treated the same as

africa builds

because the uppercase letter in "African" will be transformed to lowercase, and the suffixes "n" and "ing" will be removed from "African" and "building" respectively (also, "s" would be removed from "builds").

Finally, you can control the number of hits returned, and the number of items presented on each screenful.

 

Useful tips to get started in five minutes

  1. You can access publications in this library either by typing words in the input box provided on the Home page or on the Search page, or by browsing through subjects, training modules, titles and keywords.

  2. Use "quotation marks" to search for exact matches of words.

  3. Set your preferences to suit your needs. The number of total hits displayed can be set up to 50.000 or more, with 10 to 500 hits per page. The "ignores word endings" setting augments the number of hits. You can change the preferences to uppercase / lowercase sensitivity if needed.


This CD-ROM supports interactive links between PDF files. If you are using Google Chrome, and you cannot access these links, follow the steps detailed below:

  1. Type 'chrome://plugins' in the address bar to open the Plug-ins page and then scroll down to disable the default Chrome PDF Viewer.

  2. If the Adobe PDF Reader has not been enabled automatically, scroll to Adobe Reader (Disabled) which should be highlighted in grey, and click on Enable.


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