GeoRef Search Guide

What is GeoRef?

How do I connect to GeoRef?

How do I search GeoRef?

How do Boolean Operators Work?
   Using AND & NEAR
   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?

What do the tabs at the top of the Search Results Do?

How do I find results in the Library?

What does the IULINK button do?

Does the IULINK button always work?

What if the IUB Libraries do not own an item?

What if no IU Library owns an item?

How do Boolean Operators Work?

                                                     Using AND & NEAR

AND is used to look for two terms anywhere in a record.

NEAR is used to look for the subject terms together in the same field of a record (within 10 words of each other)

WHAT is a RECORD and a FIELD?
Click here to learn more.

Sample Searches:

Indiana AND Fossils      Indiana NEAR Fossils
Indiana AND Glaciers    Indiana NEAR Glaciers

Try a search using AND & NEAR in GeoRef.
Is there any difference in the number of records retrieved?

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