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§Search in Texts for: (e.g., ofrenda)
Note: For pattern matching one may employ wildcard characters (e.g., fulmin* retrieves fulminar, fulminoso, fulminante, etc.). To search without considering diacritics turn on "Caps Lock" and type in all uppercase (e.g., NAIVETE finds both naivete and naïveté).
§ Select a Search Option: Single Term and Phrase Search (default) Phrase separated by words or fewer
Proximity Searching in the same Sentence or in the same Paragraph
§ Select a Results Format: Occurrences with Context (default)    Occurrences Line by Line

§Limit your search by the following fields:
Author   (e.g., Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de)
Title   (e.g., Ivdas Macabeo)
Publication Date (e.g., 1637 or 1637-1675)
Genre   (e.g., Tragicomedia genre options)
Publisher   (e.g., Por Francisco Garcia)
Place of Publication   (e.g., Madrid)
      Sort bibliographic searches by:   Click to sort Word Search results.

§Text Object Fields:
Heading   (e.g., IORNADA PRIMERA)
Tag (e.g., Enter Note to search in notes only)

§Refined Search Results:
Frequency by Title    Frequency by Title per 10,000
  Frequency by Author Frequency by Author per 10,000 [Check to hide titles]
  Frequency by Years   Frequency by Years per 10,000
      Select Year Group  [Check to hide titles]
  Frequency by Poem
  Collocation Table Spanning words. Turn Filter Off: Filtered Words
  Word in Clause Position (Theme-Rheme)   Display Options:
  Line by Line (KWIC) Sorted by keyword and word to its Display up to occurrences.
  Word Similarity (Entering venganza finds venganca, vengança, etc.; a word must be of 5 characters or more.)
Return to: Occurrences with Context  or Occurrences Line by Line


General User Documentation for PhiloLogic

Database-Specific Searching Tips

Bibliographic Searching:
Author and Title: In bibliographic searching, punctuation and spacing must match exactly that in the online bibliography.
Many titles and authors' names contain
accented characters and must be entered as such; however, in order to enter words without having to pay attention to accents simply turn on Caps Lock and type in uppercase. Titles can be quite long and may contain various forms of punctuation. In searching the bibliography by title, one should use a minimum number of terms, choosing a term or terms that are unique within the bibliography.
Date: The texts in the database range in date from 1567 to 1744. Some dates represent date of composition and others the date of first publication (e.g., all of Cervantes' plays in the database are dated 1615).
Genre: To limit one's search to a particular genre, simply enter the genre code into the Genre box. One may search more than one genre at a time; the vertical bar ( | ) serves as the OR operator (e.g., Comedia|Jacara).

Orthographic Considerations:
Do not expect standard orthography in this database of sixteenth, seventeenth, and early eighteenth century texts. For example, one finds forms such as muerte and mverte; venganza, venganca, vengança, and bengança.
Wildcard characters or Boolean operators can help detect such anomalies. One may enter m[u|v]erte or muerte|mverte or .engan.a to achieve the desired results. Words that contain accented characters must be entered as such; however, in order to enter words without having to pay attention to accents simply turn on Caps Lock and type in all uppercase. Thus, entering NUNO finds the name Nuño. This is best since accentuation is not always consistent (one can find, for example, the following forms in the database: ira, irà, irá, irâ, ìra, ìrà, íra, and îra).

Data-Entry Idiosyncrasies:
Several data-entry errors have been found in some databases either from typesetting errors in the original source or from rekeying the documents. One should avoid making arguments from silence. In particular, look out for the transposition or doubling of letters or word-clustering. Also, some confusion occasionally seems to have arisen between the letter "n" and the letter "u" (e.g., nneuamente= nueuamente).

Punctuation and Full-Text Searching:
Hyphens: Hypens act as word separators. Thus, one should treat hypenated expressions as separate words excluding the hyphen (e.g. if searching for Sancti-Spiritus, type in sancti spiritus.)
Apostrophes: One must include apostrophes when searching words with apostrophes in them and one must insert a space after apostrophes since in this database apostrophes act as word separators (e.g., only by typing qu' es will one find "qu'es").
Ampersands: The ampersand (&) is not a searchable character. Avoid Phrase Searches where an ampersand may be used as a conjunction.

Formatting and Display:
Notes: There are notes throughout Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro. In PhiloLogic notes never interfere when searching the text to which they refer. To search only the text within notes enter Notes in the Division Objects Field Type and then enter keyword(s) in the "Search in Texts for:" box.

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