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keyword searching

A keyword (or word) search retrieves words or phrases from several important fields, usually title, subject and abstract.

Keyword search: AIDS

keyword search

A keyword search usually retrieves more items than a subject search, but they may not all be relevant. For example a search on AIDS could retrieve:

 
  • aids for the hearing impaired
  • school aids
  • AIDS (the disease)
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