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searching

 [serch´ing]
probing or investigating.
free text searching a search mode in which titles, abstracts, full texts, or other natural language fields of bibliographic or source databases are searched for one or more words, whose proximity to each other may be specified in order to increase the specificity of the search.
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and Li, J., Comparing Web search engine performance in searching consumer health information: evaluation and recommendations", Bull Med Libr Assoc, 87(4): 456-461 (1999)
In particular, the study collected data about users' search sessions in response to assigned search tasks, and users' perceptions of searching with CBR and keyword search interfaces.
Other useful meta-search sites that facilitate searching with multiple search engines through one interface include HotBot (www.hotbot.com/), which provides access to Ask, Google, and MSN [Gunn, 2003) and Queryster (www.query ster.com/searchx/).
Broad topics, such as Ondrusek's (2004) review of the research that evaluated end-user online searching behavior with its analysis and synthesis of 175 articles, would take about a year to complete.
* Searching for anyone stationed with HHD 44th Sig Bn Bien Hoa, Vietnam, December 1966-67 at Bien Hoa Air Force Base, Rvn., who remembers or who helped me to the 84th Med.
Considering this mobility, the Court concluded that to require officers to secure a warrant before searching a vehicle would risk the loss of evidence.
This means that should you be searching for information using the keyword biotechnology, the engine could find and display web-based documents, video, audio, blogs and any document you have created on your PC.
Only four per cent of women own up to searching for a future or past partner's secrets.
Beginning students are perhaps unprepared for more advanced database searching techniques, so for this population the simplicity of having several basic search statements such as these to use in databases is entirely appropriate and certainly effective.
* Know when to quit--Stop searching or refine your search after spending a lot of time trying to find one item.
As the number of information repositories grows, however, searching becomes increasingly difficult.