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This database contains four searching modes: simple search, advanced search, faceted search and search within results.

    • Simple Search 
      Just type one or more words related to the subject you are looking for and press enter. Records containing all the entered words will be retrieved.

 

    • Advanced Search 
      Advanced search allows users to find more focused results. It includes the following search fields:
        • Keyword 
          Type any word(s). Records containing all the entered words will be retrieved.
          e.g. 五十年代
        • Title 
          Type the exact title or the first few words of the title.
          e.g. 香港
        • Author 
          Type the author or creator’s name.
          e.g. 小思
          • Author (All Pen Names) 
            Results will include all pseudonyms of an author.
            e.g. 明川
        • Publication title 
          Type the exact publication title or the first few words of the title.
          e.g. 中國學生周報 

 

  • Faceted Search 
    Faceted search options allow you to fine tune the results by limiting to full text, source, author, publication title, resource type and date.

 

  • Search within Results 
    Click “Search within results” button to search for a more specific topic within your original results.
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  • Search Tips
    • Use quotation marks (). Enclosing a phrase in quotation marks will return results with the words you entered.

     E.g. 中國學生周報

    • Use Boolean Operators AND, OR to combine keywords. The default operator is “AND”.
      • AND (+): both terms must be present, e.g. 小思 + 陸離
      • OR (|): either term must be present, e.g. 香港|台灣
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