Formatting Search Terms


This section gives tips for formatting keywords for effective searching in STN Easy.

Formatting tips

Follow these tips when formatting keywords for searching in STN Easy.
 For keywords Formatting tip Example
 With variable forms and endings

 Use right-hand truncation symbols at the end of the word stem:

  • Asterisk, *
  • Question mark, ?

grow* (or grow?)

Retrieves records containing the words grow, growth, grows, growing

 Which should appear as a phrase, with words side by side, in the order typed  Enclose the words in quotation marks

"aloe vera"

Retrieves records containing the phrase aloe vera

Commonly used in singular and plural forms

Set STN Easy preferences as follows:

With standard abbreviations in the CAplus file

 Set STN Easy preferences as follows:

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