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General search hints


Capitalisation is not necessary.

It is possible to search for word parts (truncation). For truncations use the wildcards * or %. They can be placed at the beginning, middle or end of a word.

For entries consisting of more than one word (phrases) please use an underline.
Examples: United_Kingdom, vocational_education

For reasons of performance a search leading to more than 2000 results are not carried out. Please state your search more precisely in that case, e.g. by restricting the search to a certain country.
With the drop down box "Maximum number of hits" you can regulate the number of documents on display.

Searching with Boolean operators


Within a field two or more search terms can be linked by using the Boolean operators AND and OR respectively. In this way the search can be expanded or narrowed. The default operator is OR. To change it to AND just tick the box "all words" to the right of the resprective field.
Between fields the operators AND, OR and AND NOT can be used.

Searching with indices


For each of the fields Country/Region, Keyword and Language exists an index, i.e. a list of valid terms for the respective field. Other terms will not be found. Clicking on a term starts a search for all documents containing this term. To include terms from the index in the search form copy the term and paste it into the search form.

Search fields: Explanations and hints


Free text
Free text search automatically includes all fields. It is recommended when the search in the field "Keyword" does not lead to enough results.

Keyword from index
This field is best used for thematic searching. Please use the index to look up the valid keywords. Clicking on a keyword starts a search for all documents containing this keyword. To include keywords from the index in the search form copy the term and paste it into the search form.
For keywords consisting of more than one word please use an underline, i.e.: vocational_education (not: vocational education).

Free keyword
The field "Free keyword" includes keywords that are not part of the field "Keyword from index". There is no index for this field, search terms can be chosen freely.

Country/Region
In this field you can search for a country, region or confederations of states. Please use the index to look up the valid terms. Clicking on a country or region starts a search for all documents containing this country or region. To include countries from the index in the search form copy the term and paste it into the search form.
For countries consisting of more than one word please use an underline, i.e.: United_States (not: United States).
Please note:
The term "United Kingdom" includes the countries "England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland". You can search for these countries separately as well, the results then refer exclusively to the respective country.
Searching for continents does not lead to a sum of all documents of the countries belonging to this continent but refer to networks and organisations including solely countries of a specific continent.

Title original
In this field you can search for terms that are part of the original language title of the website.

Title English
In this field you can search for terms that are part of the English language title of the website (if available).

URL original
Possibility to search for a specific web address or parts of it. Refers to the original language version of the website.

URL English
Possibility to search for a specific web address or parts of it. Refers to the English language version of the website.

Belongs to URL
Possibility to search for a specific web address or parts of it. Refers to the homepage or webpage on a higher level of the refered website.

Description
In this field you can search for terms contained in the description of the website.

Resource type
The resource type describes what kind of website it is. An index is available from which the search term can be selected.

Language
You can search for the language(s) in which the website is provided.

Release date
Date when the dataset was released.

Update
Date when the dataset was last updated.

Display of search results


The results of a search are displayed in a short list. On top of the page you find your search and can see how it was converted in Boolean operators/ truncations. In case of truncations the individual terms that were included in the search are displayed. The short list includes Title (as an active link), Country keyword and the Description for the found documents. Via "Details" you can view all the information for a document.
Last Update: 06.01.2009  -  N. Cohen ;

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