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You can perform a simple search by typing keywords into the search box at the top of the screen and clicking [GO]. The search engine will find any records that include all of your search terms.
You can search for an exact phrase by placing quotation marks around your search terms, e.g. "seismic activity".
The Advanced Search screen allows you to:
- Search only within a specific field such as Author or Title
- Limit the results to a particular date range
- Choose the number of search results you want to display on each page.
Getting too many results or no results
If you get too many results, you can:
- Use a more specific word to describe what you are looking for - try moa rather than bird.
- Add more search terms - moa fossils will get more specific results than moa on its own.
- Try searching for an exact phrase using double quote marks - "seismic activity".
- Use the Advanced Search to limit your search to specific fields such as Author or Title or to a date range that you are interested in.
If your search returns no results, you can:
- Try truncating your search term using * at the end of a word - e.g. ornitholog* will find ornithology, ornithologist, ornithologists and ornithological.
- Revise your search to something more general e.g. banks peninsula rather than okains bay.
- Try different types of terminology e.g. agriculture as well as farming, exoskeleton as well as shell.
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For best quality printing, use the PDF version of articles. PDFs contain higher quality images of the pages with more detail.
In general, you only need a standard web browser like Firefox or Internet Explorer to search and browse the Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
You also need Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing PDF (Portable Document Format) files.
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- numerical notations used in mathematical formulae
- characters used in Latin species names e.g. Pyralididæ, Pterophoriæ, and Hydrocampidæ.
These special characters may not display correctly on all browsers. If you are experiencing difficulties (such as square boxes where special characters should be) you should try downloading and installing the latest version of your web browser.
Some files on this site (particularly PDF files) are very large and will take longer to download than the HTML pages and JPEG images, particularly if you have a dial-up internet connection.
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