Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM)
Note: To search the entire Web, use a different
search engine, like Metacrawler.
Put phrases in "quotes" - otherwise you'll
be finding every file containing your linking words and articles: the,
of, and, or, etc.
Check spelling - Make sure your search terms
are spelled correctly. The search engine will attempt to find words
that sound similar your search terms, but it is always best to spell the
search terms correctly.
Avoid common words that are found throughout
the website. For example in the SPM website, don't search
SPM. All pages will have this keyword.
Use multiple words - Use multiple words when
performing your search. More words for a search will return more
refined results than a search from a single word.
Use related words - The more related words
you use in a search, the more relevant results will be to the words that
you are searching for.
Use appropriate capitalization - Use capitalization
when looking for proper nouns such as the name of a person or place. Lowercase
words will match any words of any case.
Use quotation marks to find words that must
appear adjacent to each other within a phrase. For example, search
for "amino acid" within quotes rather than just amino acid.
Use Boolean operators: plus (+) or minus
(-) Precede a search term or phrase with a plus (+) sign to indicate
it must appear in a search result. Precede a search term with a minus
sign to indicate an undesirable search term or phrase that must not appear
in a search result. For example, searching for +dogs -collie will return
results that are about dogs, but not about collies.
Use field searches - Field searches allow
you to search for words that appear in a specific part of a document such
as the body text (body:), title text (title:), alt text (alt:),
meta description (desc:), meta keywords (keys:) or URL (url:).
The field name should include the colon and precede the search word or
phrase with no spaces between them. For example, searching for title:presidents
will find pages with presidents in the title of the page.
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Last update: February 5, 2000