Here are some tips which will make your search at our site meaningful and results oriented. There are several ways to modify the default search information.
A. Content Search
- Search for :
- Exact phrase:
To match an exact phrase. For example: if you are searching
for the terms "American Independence," this
option searches for the term "American Independence."
- All words:
To search for all the words appearing in any part of
a document. For example, if you search for "American
Independence" (leave the double quotes out when
you key it in), the search will bring out all the matches
that have "American" and "Independence"
appearing in any part of the document. But remember
that these words need not appear together in the document
as in the case of the exact phrase match.
- One or more
words: This will display matches if any of
the words appear in the document. It will show "American"
or "Independence" (or both) in the document.
So naturally this will be the search which brings out
the maximum results out of these 3 types of searches.
In the case of all words and one or more words, our
search engine will help you get results matching the
different versions of the same word. For example, if
you key in "Acceptance", the search engine
searches for documents with accept, accepting, accepted,
accepts, and acceptable. This is applicable for most
of the common key words but is not exhaustive.
- Key words in :
This type of search will look for word matches in our database
for the specific fields mentioned. These enhance your search
because many times the keywords are not typically found
in the text of the quote but are an interpretation of what
is written. For example:
1889, the editor of the San Francisco Examiner having
published one article by Rudyard Kipling declined to accept
any more of the author’s work. The reason-
“I’m sorry Mr. Kipling, he explained, but
you just don’t know how to use the English language.
This isn’t a kindergarten for amateur writers.”
Eight years later Kipling who had already written “The
Man Who Would Be King”, was awarded the Nobel Prize
Related keywords for this example would be:
- Speech type:
This too is self explanatory. Just check the speech type that you are interested in.
B. History search
This allows you to look for speeches for a particular time period.
Also you can limit the number of results per page when you start the different searches. The default will show 10 per page.