GeoRef Search Guide

What is GeoRef?

How do I connect to GeoRef?

How do I search GeoRef?

How do Boolean Operators Work?
   Using AND & WITH
   Using OR
   Using ( )
   Using NOT
   Using *
   Using ?

How do I eliminate GSA, AAPG and AGU Abstracts from my search?

What is a Record and a Field?

How do I find results in the Library?

What does the IULINK button do?

Does the IULINK button always work?

What other things should be noted to find an item in the library?

What if the IUB Libraries do not own an item?

What if no IU Library owns an item?

How do you eliminate AAPG, GSA and AGU Abstracts?

To eliminate abstracts, add the following phrase to the search:


Sample GeoRef Search

(Salem near Indiana) NOT (PT=ABSTRACT)

Searching the phrase NOT (PT=ABSTRACT) eliminates all conference abstracts (including those from GSA, AAPG and AGU) from search results.

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