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  1. Scirus Adds 13 Million Patents to Database

    Fielded searching is available using their search syntax. The advanced search interface also allows you to limit your query to material from one or more patent offices. Scirus, Elsevier's science-specific web database that offers access to content...

  2. Handy Invisible Web Chart

    The fact that: the average query length is about 2.8, most searchers don't use any advanced syntax search skills haven't improved that much in the past few years there is little to no use of controlled vocabulary (to help bring like things...

  3. Searcher Habits

    I recently heard that about 98% of the searches at major web engines don't use any advanced syntax or search features. Spink and Jansen found that people averaged about two words per query and two queries per search session.