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Stopwords in WorldCat derived key searching

Stopwords are words which are so common in a database that they have little informational value. Stopwords are ignored by FirstSearch for:

  • a derived key search for corporate and conference names
  • the name portion of a derived deyword name/title search

All other expert searches process all words entered for the search.

Corporate/conference name stopwords

Omit the following words from corporate/conference name searches up to the first non-stopword in the name. Include stoplist words thereafter. If all the words in the corporate/conference name are listed as stopwords, then for that name there are no stopwords.

derived key corporate stopwords
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a
A
Alabama
Alaska
American
an
and
Arizona
Arkansas
Association
at
Australia
Board
Bureau
California
Canada
College
Colloquium
Colorado
Commission
Committee
Commonwealth
Conference
Congress
Connecticut
Council
Department
Dept.
Division
East
Federal
Florida
for
France
Georgia
Great Britain
Hawaii
House
Idaho
Illinois
in
India
Indiana
Institute
Institution
International
Iowa
Joint
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mainen
Maryland
Massachusetts
Meeting
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
National
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North
North Carolina
North Dakota
of
Office
Ohio
Oklahoma
on
Oregon
Organization
Parliament
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
School
Seminar
Senate
Society
South
South Carolina
South Dakota
State
Subcommittee
Symposium
Tennessee
Texas
the
U. N.
U.N.
United Nations
United States
U. S.
U.S.
University
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Workshop
Wyoming
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