GALLOPP indexes full-text and bibliographic content from the electronic government documents collections of 10 Canadian jurisdictions (see scope note for full content details).
Type in a word or words you want to search for. This search will find words in all fields of the record. You may use the following conventions to search:
GALLOPP search also allows 'Fuzzy' searching on terms.
The Fuzzy search attempts to broaden your search by allowing the search by finding words spelled nearly the same as the ones you entered.
For example a Fuzzy search on "Macdonald" might return records with "McDonald" and "Macdonalds" as well. A Fuzzier search adds variations like "Donald."
To apply fuzzy searching type your query term followed by a tilde and the degree of 'fuzziness' between 0.1 and 0.9, with 0.1 being the most 'fuzzy' search (i.e. likely to return the most results) and 0.9 being the least fuzzy.
The Advanced Search page allows fielded searches to be made:
By default, the results are returned in ranked order. The ranking is based on a hierarchy of where the terms appear and how often the terms appear. The appearance of the term in the citation fields (title, author, subject) makes the record rank higher than multiple occurrences of the term in the full-text of the item. All else being equal, an item with 10 occurrences of the terms will rank higher than one with 8 occurrences in the full text.
The full text snippet is drawn from the first 350,000 characters (~46,000 words) so if your term appears after that in the document being searched it will not be highlighted in the results display, even though the term exists in the retrieved document.
The date field is derived from the original catalogue record. In the case of serials, the date may not reflect the date of the publication represented by the record. Sorting by date has therefore been eliminated.