Searching the database
The Impact database employs a full text search engine to find papers relevant to your queries. By default all terms are joined by boolean ANDS. For example:
Searching for cities culture returns all papers which are relevant to both cities and culture.
To search for a specifc phrase, enclose the terms inside quote marks. "economic impact" returns only papers containing the exact phrase 'economic impact'.
One can ensure that a term is not returned by a search by prefixing a minus sign to it. For example:
Searching for cities culture -regeneration returns all papers which are relevant to both cities and culture but which make no mention of regeneration. If a paper contains the word regeneration it is excluded from the search.
The database also supports Stemming. By appending an asterisk to the end of a term you can extend your search for works which begin with that word. For example
Searching for sport* returns results relevant to sport, sporting, sportsmen and sportswomen.
By selecting an advanced search you can further narrow a query down by selecting to restrict your search to a specific author, organisation or date.
You can also use this function to find all items in a particular category, i.e. Arts, culture and health.
Research that is currently underway or planned can only be found using the Advanced Search function.
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