On-Line Help for the Search Engine
With this search engine, you can find information about grants and fellowships paid by SSHRC (not including contributions from partners) since 1998-99.
For information on how to perfect your search using specific parameters, see below.
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Search by words
Note: The search engine is not case-sensitive or accent-sensitive.
Use the logic operators or, and, and not to search for more than one word.
Remember: the search engine cannot think. It only finds the words and responds to the instructions that you type. Therefore be as accurate and specific as possible in your search.
For example, typing:
How to Use the Logic Operators
Use or to expand your results or to request a search with more than one word. Or allows you to simultaneously search for two or more words independently of each other. The search will find projects containing any of the words.
Adding or between words tells the search engine to find at least one of those words in all the project titles and keywords.
Since using or is the least restrictive type of search, such queries can yield a large number of matches.
Use and to find two or more independent words in the same title or in the same set of project keywords.
Adding and between words tells the search engine to find all those words in the same project title or in the same series of keywords.
Because it allows you to be more specific, using the operator and increases the likelihood that your search will yield relevant results.
Use not to exclude some words. Not should always be preceded with and to give and not.
Using and not allows you to be more specific and eliminate unnecessary information: the search will eliminate all words typed after and not.
The following example uses truncated (partial) forms together with the and not operator:
"bio and not biograph and not symbio" will give you lists of projects with titles or keywords such as biotechnology, biodiversity, and biomedical, etc. but not biography, biographie, or symbiose.
4. Parentheses ( )
Use parentheses to group words to ensure that the engine searches for them only where they appear together.
5. Using Truncations with the Logic Operators OR, AND, NOT, ( )
When using any logic operator or any combination of logic operators, you can improve your ability to find words in both English and French with the same search by using truncations (short or partial forms). See, for example "info and techno" in the table below.
Examples of Searches using the Logic Operators