for finding what you need
at 2Neat Books
very best way to search is to acquire a complete bibliography
for your specific subject from
a geology library or combined periodical index. This way
you will know exactly which journals and issues to buy to
get the articles you want. If this isn't possible, the following
hints may help.
remember that individual
article titles are NOT
many of our journals. Thus, even if a pertinant article
is present in our stock, it may not appear in a search using
that key word. Most of our publications are listed by where
they were published, not by their subject locations. A large
number of listings do not include the name of the author
(not through any disrespect to the author, but rather a
recognition of an impossible typing load), thus it is wise
to seach by key word as well.
of the geology papers and journals in our inventory pertain to more than one area
or subject. We have tried to split them into groups in the most logical way possible,
but this often meant choosing just one of several potential subject areas.
your word or phrase into the search box and click "Search." The results
list will have each page title followed by the occurrences on the page. Each occurrence
is accompanied by the nearest surrounding text to help you evaluate it and find
it on the indicated page. Click the page title to go to that page, then use your
browser search feature (Edit - Find) to help you locate it on the page if needed.
fine-tune your searching with the search box :
Use double quotes
around a phrase to search for a whole phrase, i.e "anthracite coal"
a + in front of terms that must appear in each result, i.e. +Illinois +coal
a - in front of terms that must NOT appear, i.e. -bituminous -accidents
A short form of a word will yield all endings, i.e. volc yields volcano, volcanic, volcanism, etc.
5-100: for number of website
page results to display
example, a search box with 25:
+Iceland +geothermal will
yield a list of the first 25 results containing both Iceland
from our main index page www.woodenski.com, go to each sub-page that sounds
promising. Then, use the "Find"
feature on your internet browser (usually located under
"Edit" in the top menu.)
several different key words, starting with the most specific (least common). Many
people find it useful to use * in their search term. For example: sediment* will
yield sediment, sediments, sedimentology, sedimentation, etc. Choose "Find
Next" to highlight the next occurence of your search term on the page - most
browsers have a shortcut key for this command. Repeat the search on as many of
the pages in our site as applicable.
pages should I search?
We recommend searching the most likely USGS pages,
plus the journal pages and the off-print page. USGS pages are organized primarily
by subject. The USGS "general geology" section was too big, so we split
out Alaska - general and Foreign - general. These are the only two sub-pages of
1: You are interested to see every paper we might have on Iceland, regardless
of specific topic. For this, you would search on Iceland* in all of the
USGS pages (except General geology, and Alaska - general) plus the journal pages
plus the off-print pages plus foreign journal pages.
Example 2: You what
anything to do with Icelandic hydrology. It might be worthwhile to search all
of the pages, but a fair search would include General geology - foreign, Hydrology,
Sedimentology, each journal page, the foreign journal pages and the off prints
page. You could search using Iceland* and arctic*. If you were searching for a
more commonly studied country, like France, you might want to expand search terms
something like this: Fr* hydr*, Fr* geohyd*, Fr* aqu*, etc. etc., perhaps even
Europe* hydr* and more.
search terms should I use?
Start with the most specific term possible.
This may yield exactly what you need. From here, work out to more broad terms,
larger regions, foreign spellings, etc. Remember to make good use of the * to
save running multiple searches just to get plurals. Looking for the Green mine
in Mexico? Search also under Mina Verde.
remember that the computer is not as smart as you are!
will search only for what you request.
may or may not be what you actually want :-)
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