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Selecting a Search Language

The search language is the language of the database content you wish to search.

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Selecting a Search Language

  1. Scroll down to the More Settings section of the Search page.

  2. Go to the Search language menu.

  3. The default setting is Auto select. This option allows you to enter search terms in English or Arabic. The system automatically detects the language of the search term(s) and searches the appropriate index.

  4. Select English to search only English-language database content. Select Arabic to search only Arabic-language database content. 

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About the Search Language

In selecting a search language, you select an index to search. For example, if you select English and search the Author field, the system will search the index that contains English-language author names. It will not search the index that contains Russian-language names.

If Auto-select is the setting, the system will detect the language of the search term(s) and search the appropriate index. For example: 

Language Setting

Search Term

Database Index

Results

Auto-select

MA Yuanliang

English-language author names

68

Auto-select

马远良

Chinese-language author names

108

Auto-select

Kim Soon-kwon

English-language author names

21

Auto-select

김순권

Korean-language author names

3

Auto-select

Батурина, Г. С

Russian-language author names

2

Auto-select

Baturina, G*

English-language author names

53

English

MA Yuanliang

English-language author names

68

English

马远良

Invalid search

English

김순권

Invalid search

Chinese

马远良

Chinese-language author names

108

Chinese

MA Yuanliang

Invalid search

Korean

김순권

Korean-language author names

3

Korean

Kim Soon-kwon

Invalid search

Russian

Батурина, Г. С.

Russian-language author names

Russian

Baturina, G*

Invalid search

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To find all records in which either 马远良 or MA Yuanliang is an author, perform two searches. Then go to Search History and combine the two search sets using the OR operator:

Set

Results

#3

115

#2 OR #1  

Timespan=All years Search language=Auto  

#2

108

AUTHOR: (马远良) 

Timespan=All years Search language=Auto  

#1

68

AUTHOR: (MA Yuanliang)

Timespan=All years Search language=Auto  

Most of the English-language content in Chinese Science Citation Database derives from translations of Chinese-language content. However, there are records that contain only English-language content. In this case, there are seven records in the database in which the author name MA Yuanliang appears but the name  马远良 does not appear.

Keep in mind that the name MA Yuanliang may appear in the author list in records from databases aside from Chinese Science Citation Database. Consequently, the  search Author: (MA Yuanliang) executed in Chinese Science Citation Database may retrieve fewer records than the same search executed in All Databases.

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Scientific Terms and Abbreviations

Many scientific terms and abbreviations always appear in English. For example:

  • DNA
  • PCR
  • RAPD
  • RNA
  • NaCl

These are included in indexes of Arabic language fields as well as indexes of English language fields.

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Interface Language

You can view user interface text and help text in the following languages:

  • English
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

See Selecting an Interface Language.

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Language Field

The Language field in a Full Record displays the language in which the source document was published.