Commonly used words such as articles, pronouns, and prepositions. Cannot be searched by themselves. With a few exceptions, they can be included in search phrases enclosed by quotation marks. e.g., "peace of mind"
words that are so common that they result in too many records being retrieved. inside permits stopwords but they should be used with caution. Stopwords in Zetoc are: a, an, and, for, of, or, the.
Words so commonly used in records that they hinder accurate record retrieval. Many databases show "Failed Search" results when stopwords are used in a search strategy; some databases simply ignore them. Common stopwords to avoid are: a, an, for, in, of, the, this, to. See initial articles also.
Words that appear so frequently in records that a keyword search system does not search for them. Some common stopwords are: A, BY, FROM, OF, TO, AN, FOR, IN, THE, WITH, AND, NOT, OR, SAME. Avoid use of all stopwords when construction your keyword search statement.
Words you omit from a search because they are so common that they have no informational value. Stopwords are not indexed and are therefore ignored by the system if you type them. See stopword lists for keyword searches and for derived corporate name searches. Examples:, an, and, or, and the. Stopwords are identified in a limited number of indexes in selected databases.
Words that are common in a full-text file but have little value in searching. Words in a stopword file will be excluded from the indexes, considerably reducing the size of the indexes and improving search performance. to top