AAPT.org Search Tips

The AAPT Search Engine uses simple queries, meaning that end users may enter simple, comma-delimited strings and use wildcard characters. By default, a simple query searches for words, not strings. For example, entering the word "Metal" will find abstracts containing the word "metal" but not "metallic." You can use wildcards, however to broaden the scope of the search. "Metal*" will return abstracts containing "metal," "metallic," and/or "metallurgy."

For a more specific search you may enter multiple words separated by commas: introductory, university, demo. The comma is treated like a logical OR. If you omit the commas, the expression is treated as a phrase, so abstracts would be searched for the entire phrase "introductory university demo."

In aapt.org searches, case is not ignored. However, to ignore case use lower case letters or enclose strings with capital letters in quotes.

Accepted search formats:

high school
Returns only abstracts with the phrase "high school" in them

high school demos

Returns only abstracts with the phrase "high school demos" in them

high school, demos

Returns abstracts with the phrase "high school" and/or the word "demos" in them

"high school" AND "demos"

Returns only abstracts with the phrase "high school" and the word "demos" in them

high school, demo*

Returns abstracts with the phrase "high school" and/or any word that begins with "demo" (demos, demonstrations, etc.)


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