How do I enable 'related terms' in my Discover search?

You can widen your Discover search to retrieve more results, by enabling 'related terms'. A 'related term' is a recognised word or phrase that is similar to your keyword (e.g. if your keyword is Construction then the following related terms would also be searched for at the same time: Engineering / Building / Architecture). To guarantee a 'related terms' search, you must include at least two keywords. Related terms are activated in two separate ways:

1. via the basic (*2 search images - depends on search box decision). Discover keyword search add 'AND' in between your search words: e.g. construction AND skills AND shortage


2. via Advanced Search. Change the Search Index to 'Keyword' and ensure the Operator is set to 'AND'

By default, both search methods include related terms:

You can see which related terms are going to be included in the results by clicking the 'include related terms' link. If you decide that these aren't relevant to your needs, you can then click on 'Only search for...'.

  • Some one word key word searches will include related terms by default.
  • Alternative Discover search strategies do not enable the option to 'Expand Search with Related Terms'. It features on all search result pages and can be toggled on/off, but only provides extra results (by searching related terms) when using the 2 methods above.

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