How to Use the Glossary Search
Interface Using Google
Choose a language and enter your term using double
quotation marks (" ") for phrases;
Select a search technique and click on Find
(technique no. 1 is generally the most effective);
To refine your search later on you
could add a
related term as follows:
[without quotation marks: searches for both words anywhere on page]
[=> finds glossaries containing the term "backbone" relating to the
internet (avoiding medical glossaries)]
[=> to exclude medical glossaries]
To increase results, break down phrases: instead of
"internet backbone", search for the two words not necessarily as a
phrase by omitting the quotation marks.
NOTE: Google does NOT accept the letter
wildcard (*), so you cannot search for "translat*" to find all words beginning
with "translat". Google is NOT case sensitive and does not therefore distinguish
between "Pole" and "pole".
Tip: If you can't find your term, try search
criteria in another language, for example English.
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