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How do I use iSeek for advanced search?

You can access iSeek's advanced search functions to hone your search and get more relevant results.

How do I use boolean operators in a search?

The boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT can be used to tailor your search. Boolean operators must be entered in all capitals letters to activate Boolean searching.

AND returns results containing both search terms

OR returns results contain one or both search tearms

NOT returns results that do not contain the search term

NOTE: use of boolean operators diminishes the application of natural-language understanding to the search, but does not fully turn it off

How do I use quotation marks in a search?

Quotation marks can be used to refine a search. When quotations marks are put around a single word or group of words, that exact grouping is returned in the results. So, rather than returning results which contain the words in separate places in the text, the results will show the words spelled and grouped exactly as they are within the quotation marks.

NOTE: use of quotation marks diminishes the application of the natural-language understanding to the search, but will not fully turn it off.  

How do I use iViews?

iSeek allows you to apply filters, known as iViews, to results.

iViews, are found in the left-hand panel of the results display. You can use them to filter search results by properties of the documents in the search repository. iViews can be used to navigate and delve deeper into a set of results before or after a search is performed.

NOTE: The iView panel and the results panel scroll separately, to facilitate navigation in each area.

Click an iView category to filter results for that category. Click a sub-category to filter for those as well. Click "+" or "-" to expand or collapse groups of categories.

Click a specific iView value to show only results that match that selection. You can select more than one value under an iView category, as well as across categories

In the example shown below, iView values have been selected (showing in red with a small arrow icon) so that the only results which will be returned are: PowerPoints with Lecture Videos in the Diagnostic Imaging Course or the Anatomy I Course.