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IU Indianapolis ScholarWorks

A guide for IUPUI ScholarWorks users

Search Tips

Where to search

The search box is located in the upper right corner of the home page. Advanced search can be reached directly, and via the results page after you perform a simple search.

IUPUI ScholarWorks is indexed by Google and other search engines.

Default search:

The default search is by keyword and full text. This means the search engine is looking for your search term(s), or variants, in all of the metadata (title, author, etc.) AND in the full text of documents.

Advanced Search:

Advanced search features may be accessed via a search results page, or directly via the discover page.

Use advanced search to structure a multi-part question by putting together a series of filters. Available filters appear as a browseable or are available by selecting “Show Advanced Filters." You may choose which type of information to search (eg: author, title, subject) and how to search it (the exact term, “equals” or broader terms, “contains”). Multiple filters can added using the plus sign to the right of the field.

You can also limit your basic keyword search to a particular community.

Search tips

  • All searches use word stemming, so common suffixes will be included in the results (for example, a search for work will include results for worked and worker).

  • Phrase searching is supported (quotes around a phrase will search for the entire phrase instead of its component parts. eg: "United States" will search for the phrase "United States" instead of "United" AND "States").

  • In general, to get more results, perform a full text search. That is, do not specify which metadata field(s) (such as author, title, etc.) to search. 

Limitations of searching

Truncation and wildcard searching (“?” or “*”) are not currently supported.

Common Roman accents are accepted, but languages that use non-Roman characters will be presented with a uniform, phonetic title, a title in translation or both.