HELP IN USING THE

database of Nordic Neo-Latin Literature


GENERAL

You can search the database over Nordic Neo-Latin Literature in two different ways. Either by doing a freetext search or by doing a fieldwise search. If you type something into the freetext search box, the freetext search will be used and other inputs will be ignored. The returned data can be displayed in two different presentation formats.

THE FREETEXT SEARCH

If you type something into the freetext search box, other inputs will be ignored. The database will be searched using a «freetext search» based on the keywords given in the freetext search box.

Truncation is possible by ending the inputword with an asterix (*). Ie, input «Joha» will match nothing, but keyword «Joha*» will match both «Johan» and «Johannes».

Combinations of words may be searched by use of the operators OR or AND. If no operator is specified, OR will be used. The search is case-insensitive. The character «;» will be treated as «AND» while «,» will be treated as «OR».

After filling in the freetext search box, you push the button «Start search» at the bottom of the search page.

The search will take a few seconds, after which a list of the records matching your request will appear, stating the author, the year of publication and the short title as hypertext. At a click on the hypertext the data in the record will be displayed, according to the presentation format chosen. The matching words will be highlighted as bold italic text when the database records are displayed.

«Start search» button

Push this to start the search when you have completed filling in your search criteria.

Reset button

Push this to clear all input to the boxes and reset to default values.

Help button

Push this button to receive this help text.
Return to search.

THE FIELDWISE SEARCH

The fieldwise search will limit your search to one or more specified fields. The different search boxes may be used separately or in combination. Note that you do not have to fill in the author box in order to use the «secondary search criteria» boxes.

All inputs are truncated during the search, so that e.g. «joha» will match both «Johan» and «Johannes».

When you have given your search criteria, you push the «Start search» button at the bottom of the page. The search will take a few seconds, after which a list of the records matching your request will appear, stating the author, the year of publication, a nd the short title as hypertext. At a click on the hypertext the data in the record will be displayed, according to the presentation format chosen. The matching words will be highlighted as bold italic text when the database records are displayed.

Author

Fill the name of an author.

Two words can be given separated with AND, ie: «david and lund», searching for author fields with both the words «david» and «lund».

Word beginnings and endings are searchable by the use of spaces: « lund » will match only the word «Lund», while « lund» will match «Lund» or «Lundgren», but not «Hegelund», and «lund » will not match «Lundgren».

Buttons under author

If you click on «No», only the field of the primary author will be searched. If not, secondary authors (i.e. authors of minor parts of the book) will be included in the search as well.

Secondary field is

If you choose AND, the search will have to match both the author and the secondary search criteria.

If you choose OR, the search returns entries if either the author or the secondary search criteria match records in the database.

Field name

You can choose beetween several other fields to limit or broaden your search. Possible choices are

Input to chosen field

In these fields, as in the author field, spaces can be used to delimit words. But here only one word may be entered in each field.

Button in front of year

If you choose «exact», «after» or «before», you will also need to fill in a year into the form.

Note that a search on a year will leave out all undated books.

«Start search» button

Push this to start the search when you have completed filling in your search criteria.

Reset button

Push this to clear all input to the boxes and reset to default values.

Help button

Push this button to receive this help text.

PRESENTATION FORMATS

You can choose beetween two different sorts of presentation of the returned records from the database. Choices are

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

The freetext search uses «Glimpse-3.0».

The fieldwise search uses a «homemade» perl-script and an indexed database of the records in the database.

The WWW-version was prepared by Hans Morten Kind, University of Bergen


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