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Why does EBSCOhost highlight individual search terms in bold when I am employing an exact phrase search that comprises multiple terms?

EBSCO Key Words In Context (EKWIC) bolds all the keywords regardless of where they exist in the results display.

Because of this, you may notice the following when searching EBSCOhost:

  • Bolding stop words that are not searched but are a part of your search.

  • Not restricting bolding to terms you searched as a phrase.

  • Bolding plural and possessive forms of terms invoked by the default thesaurus and synonyms invoked by T1 thesaurus.

Related terms: highlighted keywords, bold keywords

See also:

What are stop words and how does EBSCOhost handle them?