Search help

Simple search

Use the Simple Search field to do a freetext search in all fields. Use an asterisk (*) if you wish to search for part of a word. You can choose a term from the list in the field with an arrow to the right. You can search the list by writing the first letters of a word straight into the field.

Advanced search

Advanced searches can be done by using search operators combined with search terms and phases. The operators allow the definition of logical relationships between the search terms. The following operators can be used:

Operator Explanation Example

+

"+" means that the word after the plus sign must be found in an entry for it to be included in the search results.

NB:
Because this is the standard search setting, "+" can usually be excluded.

+chair +concrete

Both "chair" and "concrete" must be in the entry

-

"-" means that the word after the minus sign may not be found in an entry that is included in the search results.

NB:
"-" cannot be used when only one search word is provided; it must be used in combination with other search terms. A search for -concrete, for example, will not produce any results.

chair -concrete

"chair" must be in the entry, but not "concrete"

AND, &&
(must be written in capitals)

"AND" links two search words and only produces entries with both those words.
"AND" functions in the same way as "+" and is used when grouping search terms. The symbols && may be used instead of "AND".

NB:
Because this is the standard search setting, "AND" can usually be excluded.

Chair AND concrete

Both "chair" and "concrete" must be in the entry

OR, ||
(must be written in capitals)

"OR" links two search terms and produces entries with either of the terms.
The symbols || may be used instead of "OR".

chair OR concrete

"chair" or "concrete" must be in the entry.

NOT, !
(must be written in capitals)

"NOT" excludes all entries that include the word after "NOT".
The "!" symbol can be used instead of "NOT".

NB:
"NOT" cannot be used when only one search term is provided; it must be combined with other search terms. A search for "NOT chair", for example, will not produce any results.

Chair NOT concrete

"chair" must be in the entry, but not "concrete"

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