How to Search AWELU

Basics

AWELU's search function has these controls:

AWELU's Search Controls

A search starts as soon as we have typed at least two characters. The more we type, the narrower a result we get. Searching for adverb, an intermediate result may look like this:

Searching for adv

If we specifically would like to know where to place an adverb within a sentence, we should search both for adverb and place:

Searching for adverb pla

Clicking on one of the hit links displays the corresponding AWELU page. We now have these options:

  • Browsing via AWELU's menus
  • Browsing via the search result
  • Refining the search

To get rid of the search result, we simply click on the right-most search control, the little red cross button:

Clearing the search

Filters

We control the searches not only via the keyboard but also via the Section and the Search Strategy filter menus. A basic search for referencing may look like this:

Basic search for ref

So far we have searched AWELU's entire content (each hit is colour marked to indicate which one of AWELU's sections it belongs to). By selecting Sources and Referencing from the section menu, we limit our search to that section:

Limiting the search to one of AWELU's sections

We see that the search results are distributed among several boxes with headers e.g. Advice 5 hits. Each one of these boxes contains the result of a particular search strategy.

If we are too impatient to read the theory behind referencing but just need some practical advice on the subject, we may click the header of the advice strategy box (or select Advice from the Search Strategy menu), resulting in:

Simultaneously limiting the search to one particular search strategy

Strategies

  • Text - relevance ranked free-text search.
  • Related Material - pages located in AWELU's menu system one level below the pages found by the Text strategy. These pages do not necessarily match the search phrase. (For the LU Glossary, related material instead means See Also terms.)
  • Definition, Example, Advice, Swedish Perspective, Further Reading - various summaries of facts.
  • Document - uploaded documents.