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How to search

Searching Tips:

  • Use keywords and synonyms Think of the official or scientific terms for common words e.g. "municipal solid waste" for garbage or trash. 
  • Use quotation marks to find exact phrases e.g. "wastewater treatment
  • Add additional terms or location to refine your results
    • "municipal solid waste" AND disposal
  • Search the abstract field whenever you can, to retrieve more relevant results

Example search results: 

  • municipal solid waste (with no quotes)= 12,383
  • "municipal solid waste" (with quotes) = 9,623
  • "municipal solid waste" AND disposal = 6,257
  • "municipal solid waste" AND disposal AND Lebanon = 49

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