Searching ERIC Just Got Faster
July 16, 2006
ERIC is pleased to announce an update to the ERIC website search technology. The update provides the following improvements:
- Faster search performance
- Stemming is disabled; therefore exact matching of words or acronyms happens without the need for quotes. For those searchers that need stemming-like functionality, the asterisk (*) wildcard can be used -- this is sometimes referred to as truncation. To use the wildcard feature you must specify a minimum of three letters (e.g., laugh* to retrieve laugh, laughed, laughing, laughter).
- Enhanced author searches permitting inclusion of first or middle initials (e.g., "Doe, C. John" or "Doe, John C.").