Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
David Rousseau PhD BEng FRSA is Director of the Centre for Systems Philosophy, President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), and chairs the ISSS's Systemic Inquiry Groups (SIGs) on 'Systems Philosophy' and on 'Research towards General Systems Theories'. He is a Visiting Fellow of the Centre for Systems Studies in the University of Hull, a Scientific Council Member of the Bertalanffy Centre for the Study of Systems Science, an Honorary Research Fellow of the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre in the University of Wales, and leader of the 'Systems Philosophy for Systems Engineering' project in the Systems Science Working Group of the International Council on Systems Engineering. His current research is focused on developing general scientific systems principles, worldviews for exploratory science, and the ontological foundations of values. Jennifer M. Wilby is visiting research fellow with the Centre for Systems Studies, Business School at the University of Hull; Academician of the International Academy of Systems and Cybernetic Systems (IASCYS); Past President and Trustee for the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS); and Member of Scientific Council, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science. She received her PhD from the University of Hull in Management Systems and Sciences and prior to retirement from the University of Hull Business School has taught in management science and focussed research in trans-disciplinary systems approaches and interactions with critical systems practice, general systems theory, and hierarchy theory. Julie Billingham is Retail Industry Principal at Salesforce Inc, where she leads the development of consultancy products for digital business transformation, working with some of the world's largest brands and retailers. As an advocate of systems approaches to organization design, she is a keen explorer of emerging ideas in systems research and philosophy, looking for early opportunities to translate and operationalize these to provide business value. Throughout a consulting career rooted in Operational Research and spanning a broad range of industries from Aerospace to Environmental Management, she has been particularly interested in finding novel ways to deploy systems perspectives in support of decision making in complex, unprecedented situations. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Pretoria and is Scientific Advisor at the Centre for Systems Philosophy. Stefan Blachfellner is the Managing Director of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science in Vienna, Austria, Conference Manager for the European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research, Special Adviser to the European Commission for Mobility and Transport, Chair on Socio-Ecological Systems and Design and former Vice President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, former Vice President of the International Federation for Systems Research, Founding Editor of the journal Systema, and an author, guest editor and reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals and reputable publishers. He has broad international experience as an entrepreneur and business consultant and has taught at several universities and in professional training programs in Austria, Germany, China and the USA. His current work is focused on advancing a General Systems Transdiscipline, Systems Design and Systemic Innovation.