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Bibliographic Searching in order to limit a search by fields or to retrieve selected documents.
Author: (e.g., DATABASE_EXAMPLE)
Note: The vertical line ( | ) is the OR operator (e.g., crown|scepter or holy ghost|spirit). For pattern matching one may employ wildcard characters (e.g., widow.* retrieves widow, widows, widowhood, etc.). Accented characters may be represented by two characters (e.g.,e\=è) or uppercase letters.
Texts for
(e.g., fickle)


Select a Search Option:
A. (Default) Single Term and Phrase Search
B. Proximity Searching: in the same Sentence or Paragraph
    Separated by words in the same sentence.
Note: in proximity searches a space serves as the AND operator.

Select a Results Format:
A. (Default) Concordance Report (300 characters plus)  
B. KWIC Report (a single line of text)  
C. Frequency by Title  
D. Frequency by Author  

Back to EFTS Chadwyck-Healey The ARTFL Project Conditions of Use Comments

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.
{and possibly for French, Italian, or Spanish databases:}
Please note that a space must be entered after an apostrophe (e.g., d' amour). 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. Date: The texts in the database range in date from XXXX to XXXX.

Orthographic Considerations:
{Get text from NCF, EEPF, or AAP.}

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 (e.g., htey, unnaccountable, detailedto).

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 all-powerful, type in all powerful.)
Apostrophes: One must include apostrophes when searching words with apostrophes in them (e.g., only by typing emily's will one find "Emily's"). In this database apostrophes do not act as word separators. Therefore contractions and elisions must be entered without spaces before or after the apostrophe.
Ampersands: The ampersand (&) is not a searchable character. Avoid Phrase Searches where an ampersand may be used as a conjunction.

Formatting and Display:
Character Display: At this time, Greek characters display but cannot be searched.
Notes: There are notes throughout DATABASE_TITLE. In PhiloLogic notes never interfere when searching the text to which they refer. Note references are linked to notes and text from notes are linked to page references.
Images: There are several images throughout the database. Most are displayed as inline images once the user pulls up any level of context (e.g., page, paragraph, h3, h2, and h1), but not from a first-level results screen.

Please check the DATABASE_TITLE errata page for the most current information on problems regarding the database or its PhiloLogic implementation.

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