A 'Match All' search will search the selected fields of every Emerald document and return the results of all documents that include ALL of the chosen keywords, no matter what order those keywords are located in the document.
Example search; "company management".
A 'Match Phrase' search will search the selected fields of every Emerald document and return all the results where ALL of the chosen keywords are found together and in the same order.
*Example search; "integrated interpretation".
A 'Match Any' search will search the selected fields of every Emerald document and return all the results where just one, some or all off the keywords is found and no matter what order those keywords are located in the document.
*Example search; "corporate marketing identity".
The Emerald search engine supports the Boolean operators –
AND, OR, NOT, " ", ( ), *.
Please note that these must be entered in upper case, or they will be treated as stop words and be ignored.
The Emerald search engine supports single and multiple character wildcard searches.
Use the "?" symbol to perform a single character wildcard search. The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for 'text' or 'test' you can use the search: 'te?t'
Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search: 'test*'. You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term: 'te*t'
Note: You cannot use a * or ? symbol as the first character of a search.
A fuzzy search finds words that are likely to be relevant to a search argument even when the argument does not exactly correspond to the desired information. To do a fuzzy search, use the tilde "~" symbol at the end of a single word term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to 'roam' use the fuzzy search: 'roam~'. This search will find terms like foam and roams.
A proximity search allows you to find words that are a within a specific distance. To do a proximity search, use the tilde "~" symbol at the end of a phrase. For example to search for "stimulate" and "growth" within 10 words of each other in a document the search term would be "stimulate growth"~10
To boost a term use the caret "^" symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.
For example, if you are searching for 'work management' and you want a higher relevance placed against the term "work", boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. An example you could use would be 'work^4 management'.
If you a searching using a full article title and that title includes the question mark "?" symbol, the search will normally fail as the "?" symbol is also a Boolean operator. To cancel the "?" symbol as an operator, place the "\" symbol before the "?" symbol.
*"Can You Really Account for Marketing?" (Incorrect)
*"Can You Really Account for Marketing\?" (Correct)
*"Jilted? The manager's little book for keeping customers in a recession" (Incorrect)
*"Jilted\? The manager's little book for keeping customers in a recession" (Correct)
When performing an ‘Advanced search’ on the Emerald website, you can specify which fields to search within.
Those fields are explained as follows:e
All fields - to search for text contained in all the available fields, including text contained in the body of an article
All except full text - to search for text contained in all the available fields, excluding the 'full text' of the article.
Abstract - to search for text contained in the summary of an article. Each summary is written by the author of the article.
Publication title (book title or journal title)
Content Item title (article title or chapter title) - to search for text contained in the article title (and sub-title) or chapter title. (This search parameter exists for an 'All' search only)
Journal title - to search for articles within a specific journal (This search parameter exists for a 'Journal' search only)
Article title - to search for words contained in an article title (This search parameter exists for a 'Journal' search only)
Book Series title - to search for chapters within in a specific book title (This search parameter exists for a 'Book' search only)
Chapter title - to search for words contained in a chapter title (This search parameter exists for a 'Book' search only)
Case study title - to search for words contained in a case study (This search parameter exists for a 'Case Study' search only)
Author - to search by the name of the author
ISSN - to search by journal or book ISSN number
ISBN - to search by book ISBN number
Volume - to search by the volume number of a book or journal
Issue - to search by the issue number of a journal (also returns volumes for books. Books have no issue number)
Page - to search for an article or chapter that starts with tehe chosen page number
Keywords - to match keywords that have been nominated by the author of each article.
* For example searches provided in this document, the quotation marks should be omitted when performing these searches.