help with advanced search options

Windpower Monthly's search allows simple single or multiple searches against our huge archive of articles. However, a few simple techniques allow you to get even more out of its search function.

You can create more sophisticated searches using operators, which are special words used in the search/keyword field such as "AND" to ensure the search works in a specific way.

OR

This operator allows a search to return results that contain any of the search terms you provide. However it is the default and therefore you do not need to provide it.
Example: A search for wind OR energy is the same as : wind energy as the search defaults to the OR operator

AND

This operator ensures that all words can be found in each of the search results
Example: You wish to search for articles that contain the words wind and turbines – but not necessarily in that order or next to each – just somewhere in the article.
Solution: Enter this into the keywords field: wind AND turbines

+

The "+" operator ensures term after the "+" symbol exists somewhere in each search result.
Example: You wish to search for articles that contain the words wind but may or may not contain turbines.
Solution: Enter this into the keywords field: +wind turbines

-

The "-" operator ensures term after the "-" symbol DOES NOT exists somewhere in each search result.
Example: You wish to search for articles that contain the words turbine but must not contain offshore".
Solution: Enter this into the keywords field: turbine -offshore

NOT

The "+" operator excludes words that you do NOT want to be found anywhere in the search results.
Example: You wish to search for articles that contain the words wind but DO NOT contain offshore.
Solution: Enter this into the keywords field: wind NOT offshore

Phrases

If you wish to search against multiple words as an exact phrase, you can do this using double quote marks.
Example: You wish to search for articles that contain the exact phrase offshore development.
Solution: Enter this into the keywords field: "offshore development"

Combining operators – Advanced Searches

You can combine the operators above to create complex, grouped searches using parentheses.
Example: You wish to search for articles that contain the phrase offshore development and MUST mention asia
Solution: Enter this into the keywords field: "offshore development" AND asia
Example: You wish to search for articles that contain the words offshore development  AND either Asia or Europe
Solution: Enter this into the keywords field: "offshore development"  AND (Asia OR Europe)

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