Last modified 12/05/03
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Searching for phrases
Unfortunately, searching for phrases exclusive of component words doesn't seem to be possible with this Microsoft FrontPage Extensions search engine. If you know a workaround, please e-mail me at the address below.
Practice makes perfect with Boolean keyword searches, as with any art form. Keep trying different combinations that are likely to drill down on your target text without being overly broad or narrow. The "AND" operator and the "*" wildcard are your friends.
Chances are, a search result link won't take you directly to the spot you're after on the target page. If the page index doesn't do the trick, don't hesitate to use your browser's "Find" function to close in on your quarry. See, for example, the "Find (on This Page)" command on Internet Explorer's Edit menu; Ctrl+F is the keyboard shortcut. The find function will save you gobs of time.
Need a quick definition? I heartily recommend these online geologic glossaries:
For more technical definitions, see these online compendia of geologic glossaries.
If you're a newcomer to geologic parlance, you might try opening a glossary in a separate browser window for ready access.
Can't remember when the Eocene ended? (I can barely remember yesterday.) Try these online geologic timescales:
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