|Linking Word With Adjacency|
or adjacency operators can be used in conjunction with
operators to focus your search.
operators allow you to indicate how closely two search terms are
positioned to each other. Words that are close to each other are
more likely to be relevant than words that are widely separated.
proximity operators will limit your search, resulting in a smaller
proximity operator has two components:
which indicate a specific search syntax
number that indicates how close the words must be to each other
allergies w5 asthma (to
find the words allergies and asthma within 5 words of each other)
Proximity or adjacency operators vary between databases. Check
the online Help to find which operators apply to the database you