Advanced Search

How to search EDUQ

Simple Search

To search all ÉDUQ from the home page, use the search box at the top left of the screen. The system searches for the term(s) entered in all search indexes and even the full text.

In the results display, the dropdown menu under the heading Search allows you to specify a Community in which to search. A Community corresponds to public or private colleges, research centers, associations or organizations of the college network.

The heading Add limits under the search box displays additional fields you can also use to specify a search.

To refine the results of a query, from the results page, scroll down the left side menu to the REFINE YOUR SEARCH boxes explore the results by Author, Subject, Date issued, Publisher, Language and Document Types.

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Browse EDUQ by highlighted collections, subjects, communities, etc.

The Browse function on the left column menu allows you to browse a list of items in specified index:

  • Communities and collections present the Communities in alphabetical order and enables you to see the Collections within each community. A Collection is a subcommunity organized around a kind of information or an institution.

  • By Issue Date presents a list of all documents in chronological order with the opportunity to choose the documents of a particular year and sort by title, issue date or submit date in ascending or descending order.

  • Authors presents a list of the authors of the documents in alphabetical order and provides a sorting box for an ascending or descending order.

  • Titles lists the titles of the documents in alphabetical order with the ability to sort by title, issue date or submit date in ascending or descending order.

  • Subjects lists in alphabetical order, the controlled vocabulary used to organize the collection. See Search Tips by “Subject” for more information.

  • Publishers presents an alphabetical list of all publishers and provides a sorting box for an ascending or descending order.

  • Language allows you to browse the collection available in a particular language.

  • Highlighted Collections are displayed on the EDUQ homepage. These popular collections are put together for your convenience and are periodically updated. Choose one of them to discover the resources that correspond to a certain theme or document type.

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Advanced Search

To limit your search to a community or to a collection, click Communities & Collections in the left menu, choose a specific community and use the search box therein. The documents in each Community can be browsed by: dates, authors, titles, subjects, publishers and languages.

Use quotation marks ("") to search for multiple words as an expression. For example: "formative assessment".

Follow a word stem by an asterisk (*) to get all words starting with those letters. For example: teach* will recover teacher and teaching

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Search Tips by “Subject”

The subjects assigned to documents in EDUQ come from the thesaurus of education EDUthes, which is an organized list of standardized terms representing the concepts of education in Quebec. By consulting the thesaurus, you make sure that the search term you use has indeed been used to assign a topic to documents in EDUQ. So your subject search will most likely send you all the documents pertaining to the searched topic.

In EDUthes, enter a word or expression in the search box. If the term is to be found in the thesaurus, the system will display a list of terms (descriptors and non-descriptors). To see a detailed record of a descriptor with its semantic network, click on the term.

Consult Structure of the thesaurus of the Eduthes About section for more details on contents, descriptors and hierarchical relationships in the thesausus.

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