Search Help

For all subscribers, when logged in, the Routledge Online search will display results from within your subscribed content only.

A search box is available at the top of each page. To the left of the search box, is a drop down list with filter options applicable on search.

All searches are insensitive to case and accented characters; accents are disregarded in both the search text entered and the site content being searched.

Option 1 'Key Word', is a default selection and choosing this filter will perform a full content search.

Option 2 - 'Book Title' will perform search across all book titles only.

Option 3 - 'Author/Editor' Search will look for Authors and Editors of all titles,

Option 4 -' Bibliography' will search for the term in the Bibliography and Further Reading sections of the titles.

Search can be performed on both the Routledge Online Portal and on individual resource sites (e.g. Politics Online, Music Online, Philosophy Online)

If you are performing a search from the Routledge Online Portal, the search engine will look for the term across all subscribed resources and display results sorted by relevance as well as an option to look for search results in individual resources.

A search from inside a subscribed resource will display results from within that resource only, however an option to search results from other subscribed resources will be available. For more details on search results display, please see, 'Search Results'.

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Wild cards allow you to construct a query with approximate search terms. Use a question mark (?) in a search term to represent any one character and use an asterisk (*) to represent more than one character. There are two limitations of wild cards: You cannot use a wildcard at the beginning of a search term or in a phrase enclosed in quotation marks.

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Within the search fields, the Boolean Operators AND (also +), OR, and NOT (also -) allow you to perform searches that specify logical relationships between terms by default, i.e. if you do not use an operator, an AND-relationship between the terms you enter is established in the full text field.

Please ensure that the operators AND, OR and NOT are written in capital letters.

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To search for words that are similar to the search term you have entered, use a tilde (~) at the end of the search term. For example, typing the following: error~ will display results containing the word error as well as similar words such as errors, terror, terrorism etc.

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To search for an exact phrase enclose the phrase in quotation marks. Phrase searches will not treat AND, OR, and NOT as Boolean Operators and will not strip out stop words.

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Stop words are words such as articles, pronouns, and other frequently used terms that don't normally add value to a search. These words are stripped out of a search query if they are not part of an exact phrase.

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For all subscribers, when logged in, the Routledge Online search will display results from within your subscribed content only. If the search is done at the Routledge Online Portal level search results displayed will be drawn from across all subscribed content sorted by relevance.

To the left of the Search result pane is the filter menu with options, 'Refine results' - By Title. Search Results can be refined by Book Title, Chapter Title and Entry Title.

- 'Book Title' filter displays the search results drawn from Tiles of the Book.
- 'Chapter Title' filter displays search results drawn from all chapter titles across all books.
- 'Entry Title' filters results from A-Z entries across all dictionaries and encyclopedias.

To the right of the search result pane, you can view the search results count from across other subscribed resources under the filter 'By Resource'.

Search performed at individual resource sites (e.g. Politics Online) will display results from within that resource only.

- You can refine the results By Title - Book Title, Chapter Title and Entry Title (as above) or
- By Subject categories.

You can navigate to the search results from other resources using the 'By Resources' filter on the right.

Non-Subscribers will be able to view search results from across all Live Routledge Online resources when on the Routledge Online Portal page and all resource content when within that resource, but you will need to subscribe before you can access the actual content.

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