Help on the
Adlib Internet Server
Search system

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In the form, different fields can be filled. After you have clicked 'Submit form', a search will be performed for records that comply with the query you have formed by entering data into the fields. The order in which you fill the fields is not important.


The searchroutine is case insensitive.
Field
Here you select the field to search on.
When you want to search more than one value in a field, select the field in several lines and enter the values you want to find. You can set the truncation for all those fields separately

Enter queries below
The value you enter is the value the wwwopac will search for. The order in which you key in the words is not important.

Truncation
Using truncation (by checking the checkbox) any string of characters (or no characters at all) is allowed after the ones you've already entered. This means that the search will include any word starting with the characters you've entered and the string of characters itself.

Listings
By clicking on one of the buttons on the right of the searchform you'll be able to search through a listing of possible names which can be found in the catalogus. It's possible to search on authors, organisations or subjects. Fill in your searchkey in the field on the left of the button and click on the button. The result will be shown in the frame of the helptext. The number behind the term is the number of records which possess that term. Click on it and you'll get the records.


Title
In this field you can enter words from the title. When you enter more than one word, all records will be retrieved that have those words in no particular order in the title.

Author
In this field you can enter the name of the author. An example from the database: 'bo', which will find 'bochner', but also 'bojar' and many others starting with 'bo'.

Organisation
Organisation works like 'author'. An example from the database would be 'SBS'.

Keyword
In this field you can enter words from title, publications detail, abstract, comments fields to look for. The order of the words is not important.

Subjects
Here you can enter subjects that the search engine should look for. The order of the words is not important. An example from the database: 'bal', which will find 'baltic', but also 'balinese'.

Search in
In this field you can enter in which database you wish to search on. Click on the arrow next to the database-listing and select the wanted database.

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