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User manual for readers

Getting Started (non-authenticated user)

The FEM Wiki site is organised into: Documents (formally articles) and Discussions. There is also a section with Help & Support (you are here now) the Legal notice and 'About' FEM Wiki.  


Refinement panel

Search results can be filtered by result type and modification date using the refinement panel.

Once you login to FEM Wiki, more filters will become available on the refinement panel.

Wild card

One of the best ways to search for something in FEM Wiki is by using the wild card search. That is when you don't know exact keywords, only part of the text you are looking for (i.e. first few letters). In the example below, I am searching for the keyword “vector" based on first few letters. As you can see, I am getting the results I expect, even though I didn't use the entire word.



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For wildcard to work in FEM Wiki…

You have to start with the first few letters of the word. In other words, in a word “vector", you can't search for text “ect“, it has to be “vec“

The wildcard character in FEM Wiki is “*“. You have to put the asterisk (wildcard character) after the first few letters, not before. For example, vec*, not *vec

You can use wildcard search with both Options (global search and library-level search)


Use double quotes “" to find exact phrases if you are sure about the phrases.Example: “intervention epidemiology"


You can use search commands (Boolean operators) to narrow or expand the search results. Note that all SharePoint search commands need to be writing in capitals.


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Navigation in FEM Wiki    (Browse using the taxonomy)

  • Browsing is recommended to explore the content.
  • Recommended browser is Google Chrome because browsing function is optimized.
  • Browsing in is simple - Browsing out is tricky
  • Search + browsing is possible.
  • Viewing incoming links
    • You can see which pages link to the current page by clicking Incoming Links at the top of the page. This will show you any pages which link to this page.


Read / interpret content

There are some things you should be aware of when you are reading / interpreting the content in FEM Wiki.

  • Non- authenticated users see only last author and last update date of approved pages.
  • Authenticated users can see page history of approved pages and their unapproved pages.
  • Reviewers can see all pages and the approve button for unapproved pages.

Create an account (including Privacy statement)

You will need an account if you want to do more than just read FEM Wiki.  Registering is easy: click the “Sign in" link at the top-right of any page and fill in your details. If you use your real name then it will be easier to approve the content you submit for publication.

Filling in your profile

Once you have registered, you will have a profile page that you can always get to by clicking your name at the top of the window.  Here you can display your:

  • Interests or areas of speciality.
  • Affiliation, e.g. your institution or company.
  • Contact details, including links to profiles on other social networks.