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Basic Search – Overview

The Basic Search provides a search form with a single input field, with which you can search through the categories Contributor, Contribution Title, and Publication Title. The Advanced Search offers more detailed search possibilities.

Click Basic Search in the blue menu bar to open the search form.
Enter one or more search terms in the input field.

AND, OR and NOT can be used for combining search terms. When no operator is used to combine search terms, they are automatically combined with AND.

Enclose search terms in quotation marks to perform a phrase search i.e. when searching specifically for a contribution or publication title in which the words occur in the order entered.

Use wildcard characters – a question mark for a single letter or an asterisk for any number of letters – if you wish to include variations of a word in the search.

Having entered a search query, start the search by clicking the Search button.

After starting a search

 To display a document, click the contribution title in the list of search results. In addition, you can call up the complete bibliographical details of a contribution from the list of search results.


Deleting Search Form
All entries in the search form can be deleted using the button Clear Form.  


Saving Search Queries  
Search queries are automatically saved as soon as a search term is entered in a search form and submitted by clicking the button Search. Using the function
Previous Searches, former searches can be repeated or entered in the search form again and altered.


     Combining Search Terms in the Basic Search

     Wildcard Characters in the Basic Search