Keeping stop words as part of phrase searching
Currently, there is a limitation to phrase searching in that if a stop word appears at the end of a phrase it is dropped. This has greatly affected gender studies researchers specifically, in that the phrase "coming out" is unable to be searched - as "out" is considered a stop word in English. If a researcher is conducting a phrase search, what is included within the quotations should be searched. The idea is that phrase searching should conduct searches on what is within paragraphs regardless of stop words.
Loretta J Hartsell commented
"aging out" in foster care is needed in phrase searching
Nanci Harris commented
I agree with this idea. We have run across this with "aging out" in regards to the foster care system.