Mesoweb Search isn't just for power users, but some familiarity with "and/not logic" helps you target your search.|
For example: If you enter "Tikal Stela 31" in the Keywords field, the search engine finds documents that contain either the word "Tikal" or the word "Stela" or the number "31". If, however, you wish to see only those documents that contain all three keywords, enter "Tikal" in the Keywords field and "Stela 31" in the AND field.
With a checkmark in the "Exact Match" box, a search for "Tikal Stela 31" in the Keywords field will find that exact phrase. But searching with "Tikal" in the Keywords field and "Stela 31" in the AND field has the advantage of finding records containing the phrases "Tikal, Stela 31", "Stela 31, Tikal", "Stela 31 of Tikal", etc.
Keywords in the AND NOT field are treated individually (rather than together as a phrase) even with a checkmark in the Exact Match box.
To speed up performance, the software searches for the exact keyword only. So it won't find anything if you search for "prosk" because you can't remember how to spell the full name Proskouriakoff. But with a checkmark in the box for Partial Word, a search for "prosk" finds the eminent Mayanist.