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Searching Databases Using Subject Headings

Library Research

Find Equivalent Subjects Feature

Find Equivalent Subjects Feature

To ease the discovery of articles, Academic Search Ultimate and other EBSCO databases make available in Advanced Search a feature called “Find equivalent subjects.” In Advanced Search, choose Smart Text searching to turn on “Find equivalent subjects.” More detail is shown in the instructions which follow.

1. Click on advanced search and check Find all my search terms

Figure 8 Advanced Search form

2. Enter a keyword like restore streams

Figure 9 keyword entry in Advanced Search form

3. Results in full text include 352 articles

Figure 10 Search results 

By marking Find All My Search Terms, the example above delivered 352 results. These results are likely to have a broader subject range, which is still helpful part of the research process.

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