Phrase searching

Phrase searching involves placing double quotation marks ("__") around two or more words to create a search term.  

This technique narrows the search to retrieve only those results in which the exact phrase appears.

For example:  "humour therapy" will search for results in which the words humour and therapy appear next to each other.

Note:  A phrase search will only search for results that contain the exact spelling of the keywords, e.g. a search for "humour therapy" will not retrieve results containing "humor therapy".

Phrase searching can be used when searching the Library Catalogue, databases and the Internet.