This search looks for the search terms in the citation or, when available, the full text. Duplicate citations are collected together and called "versions".
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Many of the individual databases are indexed, but Proquest offers a variety of options to search across multiple databases. Click the Databases link at the top of the page to expand or limit your choices of databases. A ProQuest Basic Search will search all available fields, including subjects applied by individual databases. Note: if there is no Thesaurus listed under Advanced Search, the database / search engine is not indexed. However, it may pull items (and their subject headings) from indexed databases)
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Although Scopus claims to be an indexed database, what is indexed are the journals, not the individual citations.
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The basic "topic” search seeks citations that include all of the individual terms entered. Only the following fields are searched:
Note: A search does not retrieve subject headings from the indexed databases hosted by Web of Science (e.g. BIOSIS).
Use quotation marks for a phrase appearing in one of the four fields. For terms not in quotation marks, Web of Science looks for alternate forms of each word (e.g., search goals and find goal).
Both AGT and EVT will pull up the same article, even if the abstract says something like, “EVT has nothing to do with my understanding of AGT”.
Example: "strategic goals AND Smith OR Liu" is actually:
(strategic goals AND Smith) OR Liu
To correct this, use the Advanced Search option or: