Search tips for SGI-Line
Take part of the Search tips and you increase your possibilities to reach a relevant search result.
When searching the SGI-Line Database a search screen with different search entries is used. One or more search terms are entered in one or more of the search entries.
If more than one search term is used in a search entry, the system puts a boolean "AND" between them. The same is valid in between search entries.
Free text - search entry
In the search entry "Free text", it is possible to restrict a search to a specific field in SGI-Line. This is done by adding a two-letter field name beginning and ending with a dot. Example: clay.ct. ct = Keyword (Controlled Term), from the List of keywords or D06.cc. cc = Classification Code, from the Classification system (IGC).
Parentheses are used to nest search terms and override the precedence rules. Example: (clay OR peat) AND settlement.
The wildcard character * matches zero or more continuous characters. The wildcard character can represent characters at the beginning, the middle or the end of a word. Example: *onsolidat*.
Question Mark, ?, is the wildcard character that martches a single character in a search statement. Example: stabili?ation.
When searching for accents the character is entered without accents. Example: é is searched as e.
The character ü is represented and searched as ü. Instead of using these special letters (ü, å, ä ,ö), the wildcard for a single character ? can be used. To type the character ü press the button "¨" and then the "u".
|AND||All search terms must occur|
|OR||One or more of the search terms must occur|
|NOT||One or more of the search terms must not occur|
|SAME||The search terms must occur in the same field (paragraph)|
|WITH||The search terms must occur in the same sentence|
|NEAR||The search terms must occur adjacent to each other but in any order|
|NEARn||NEARn The search terms must occur with n words in between (NEAR1, NEAR2, NEAR3, etc)|
|ADJ||The search terms must occur adjacent to each other in a specific order|
|ADJn||The search terms must occur adjacent to each other with n words in between (ADJ1, ADJ2, ADJ3, etc)|
Free text – search entry
When searching the "Free text" entry all fields in the database are searched. However, it is possible to restrict a search to a specific field in the database. This is done by adding a two-letter field name beginning and ending with a dot. Example: clay.ct. ct = Keyword (Controlled Term), from the List of keywords or D06.cc. cc = Classification Code, from the Classification system (IGC).
|Name of field entry||Description||Example|
|cc||Classification code (IGC)||D06.cc.|
|ct||Keyword (Controlled Term)||clay.ct.|
Title – search entry
Enter word/words from the title. Example: ground freezing. You can change search operator (AND, OR, NOT, ...) between title words, the default operator is AND (ground AND freezing).
Author(s) – search entry
Enter the name of the author by giving the last name followed by a space and initial*. Example: Terzaghi K*.
More than one author. Give last name for the first author, followed by AND (boolean operator) followed by last name for the the second author. Exemplet: Terzaghi AND Peck.
Source – search entry
Enter journal name, conference name, publisher for books, publishing organization for reports. Example: Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
Keyword(s) - search entry
Enter keyword(s) or controlled terms taken from a list of about 800 geotechnical terms. Example: slope stability.
It is possible to search for geographical name in this entry. Example: Stockholm.
You can change search operator (AND, OR, NOT, ...) between keywords, the default operator is AND for most search entries.
Year - Limit search to years of publication. Alternatives: 2010-, 2000- eller 1990-
Language - Limit search to language. Alternatives: English, French, German and Swedish.
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