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.