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Search options in advance search

Search options when searching in abstracts, titles and comments

The abstract, title and comment fields all have the same set of search options, which are:

  • Contains - search for references which contain the given keyword(s)
  • Not present - search for references where the field is empty e.g. no abstract (for comments - search for references where there are no comments)
  • Present - search for references where the field has a value e.g. abstract present (for comments - searches for a reference where there is at least one comment)
  • Doesn't contain- search for references where the field does not contain the given keywords (this field is new)

The relevant search option is chosen in the drop down menu under the field name and as default is this field empty.


Quick access to edit search parameters

When viewing the results of a search in list view the search parameters are easily accessible from the link in the top right corner “edit search parameters”.

Search by reference (publication) number

When searching by a reference number the following options are available:

optiondescription
exact

The reference number should match exactly as specified. See reference number format for details.

You can omit kind code though, in this case the search will be performed by country code and document number.

containsYou can specify any part of reference number. For example "1234" will find all references where document number contains "1234"
starts withYou can specify the first part of reference number. For example "EP1234" will find all references with country code "EP" and document number staring with "1234"
ends withYou can specify the last part of reference number. For example "1234.B1" will find all references where document number ends with "1234" and kind code equals to "B1"
does not containInverse version of the "contains" rule,

 

Sample search by abstracts, titles and comments

When searching in abstract titles and comments you can use the following constructions:

example description
bicycle gold Will search for text with both bicycle and gold.
bicycle and gold Equal to the previous search string
bicycle or gold Will search for text with either bicycle or gold.
gold Will search for all forms of the word. For example gold, golden.
"gold bicycle" In case of quoted text the search will be performed for the precise phrase.
"gold bicycle" and rubber Will search for a text where both "gold bicycle" phrase and rubber are present. Only rubber will be searched in all known word forms
not bicycle Will search for all references where the "bicycle" word is not present
bicyc* Will search for text with words starting with "bicyc"
"bicyc*" Will search for text with words "bicyc*" (including the final asterisk)

moreover you can specify the following search options:

option description
contains will perform an ordinary search as described above
not present will search for references where the field is empty
present will search for references the field has a non-empty value
doesn't contain inverse "contains"

Highlight of search terms

When searching in a IPSurvey database <Left menu><Search>, the search terms are highlighted in list view, to clarify why the reference(s) was found by the search.

 

 

 

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