Does it matter which order I put my keywords or use quotation marks for searching?

Yes, putting your most important keyword first will often provide the best results. In this way, the word order determines the relevancy/ranking of search results. However, you will still get the same number of results back. If you change the order of the words you are searching you will see different records at the top of your search results. 

For example, searching with the words:

fashion magazine publishing

will result in a completely different order of search results to:

magazine publishing fashion

As Discover does not weigh keywords equally, we recommend that you repeat your search with your words in a different order so that you see alternative relevant records at the top of your results list.

Or search using quotation marks to find the exact sequence or phrase, eg "figure of speech".  If you do not enclose your search terms in quotation marks, records containing either word will be retrieved (e.g.,a "french language" search retrieves records containing adjacent words french language while a french language search (with no quotation marks) retrieves records containing both french and language).

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