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Special search keys

You have a number of special search keys with which you can search for a specific subject, publication or author.

> Search by people
> Search by year of publication
> Overview of special search keys

1.  Search by people

People are indexed according to their 'last name,initials' or by 'last name,first name' (without a space after the comma). For example: Johnson,A or Johnson,Alfred. If you type in a name without a comma followed by the initials or first name, all people with that surname will be displayed. However, if you type in a name with a comma followed by the initials or first name, only people with names identical to that typed in will be displayed. Naturally, you can use wildcards here as well.

2.  Search by year of publication

If you are searching for publications by a particular author and you wish to limit the search results to a specific year of publication, you can modify the search operation by using the following search keys. You can search by year of publication using the following operators (the search engine does not include serials in the search results):

  AND JVU 1980   published in 1980  
  AND JVU < 1980   published in or before 1980  
  AND JVU > 1980   published in or after 1980  
  AND JVU 1980-1984   published between 1980 and 1984, including 1980 and 1984  

3.  Overview of special search keys

Enter the following special search keys for the search term:

  • Search by [ALL] All words : ALL
    Enter ALL before the search term if you want to search different parts simultaneously, such as title, keyword and summary.
    Example: all albania; all clinton foreign policy
  • Search by [THM] All topics : THM
    Subject headings and keywords of the title in any order.
  • Search by [PER] Person/author : PER
    Enter PER before the last name, possibly followed by first name, initials and prefixes if you are searching for a specific author.
    Example: per ericson; per smith,william (to find all versions of the first name you can follow the first letter by a ?).
  • Search by [TIT] Title (keywords) : TIT
    Enter TIT before the search term if you want to search the titles of books, magazines, conference proceedings or magazine articles or other material.
    Example: tit american culture
  • Search by [TXT] Tables of contents : TXT
    Index of contents.
  • Search by [ZTI] Title beginning series, journal : ZTI
    Beginning of the title of journals or series as a string, that is, word for word in exact sequence.
  • Search by [COR] Corporation (keywords) : COR
    To find titles which have been published by a specific organization.
    Example:cor european union
  • Search by [CON] Conference (keywords) : CON
    Enter CON before the congress name if you are searching for a specific conference. Note: use quotation marks to search for a literal text.
  • Search by [NUM] Any number (ISBN, ISSN ...) : NUM
    Enter NUM before the ISBN or ISSN number for a specific publication.
  • Search by [PRS] Person(phrase: surname, name) : PRS
    Enter PRS before the last name, possibly followed by first name, initials and prefixes of the person you are searching for. The search key PRS applies both for the person who has written a publication as well as for the name of printer.
    Example: prs smith, william
  • Search by [KSK] Corporation (string) : KSK
    Enter KSK before the search term(s) to searched for publications published by a specific organization.
    Example: ksk european union
  • Search by [KNS] Conference (string) : KNS
    Enter KNS to find titles which have been published on the occasion of a conference.
    Example: kns conference latin americanist geographers or kns "online information"
  • Search by [SER] Series, periodical (keywords) : SER
    Enter SER before the search term if you want to search magazine titles.
    Example: ser british medical journal
  • Search by [ISB] ISBN : ISB
    Enter ISB before the ISBN number if you have the International Standard Book Number for a specific publication.
  • Search by [ISS] ISSN : ISS
    Enter ISS before the ISS number if you have the International Standard Serial Number for a specific periodical
  • Search by [PPN] Identification number : PPN
    Enter PPN before the Pica production number if you have the production number for a specific publication.
  • Search by [LSY] Local systematic code : LSY
    Enter LSY before the systematic code if you have the systematic code for a specific publication. You can also scan the index for an overview of the codes (scan systematic code).
  • Search by [LSW] Local subject heading : LSW
    Enter LSW before the search term if you are searching with keywords added to the titles.
    Example: lsw european parliament
  • Search by [DTM] Date : DTM
    Enter DTM before the search term to find a title which has been published in a specific year.
    Example: dtm 19481018; dtm 1948*
  • Search by [YOP] Year of publication : YOP
    Enter YOP before the search term to find a title which has been published in a specific year.
    Example: yop 1798
  • Search by [TSL] Title key 4/2/2/1 : TSL
    If you know the title-key.
  • Search by [SP] Keywords : SP
    Subject headings that describe the contents of the title as a string, that is, word for word in exact sequence.
  • Search by [SPR] Language : SPR
    Enter SPR before the language code.
  • Search by [VLO] Place of publication : VLO
    Enter VLO before the search term to find a title which has been published in a specific town.
    Example: vlo amsterdam
  • Search by [ATS] Author/title key (4/4) : ATS
    Type the first 4 letters of the author's surname and the first 4 letters of the first word of the title.
    Omit definite and indefinite articles, do not omit prepositions. If a word consists of less than 4 letters then fill with blanks.
    Example: ats hemifare; ats hemifor
  • Search by [GPK] Person/author (keywords) : GPK
    Enter GPK before the last name, possibly followed by first name, initials and prefixes of the person you are looking for.
    Example: gpk ericson; gpk smith,william
  • Search by [PSW] Person as a keyword : PSW
    Enter PSW before the search term if you want to search name of printer.
    Example: psw appel
  • Search by [BKL] Basic classification : BKL
    To search for publications about a specific scientific subject using the basic classification. If you do not have this classification, it is preferable to search via the list of subjects.
  • Search by [SLW] Keywords : SLW
    Subject headings in any order.
  • Search by [EPN] Pica-ID-number (copy) : EPN
    For internal purposes. If you know the Copy-production-number.
  • Search by [NEL] New acquisitions : NEL
    For internal purposes; code of new acquisitions.
  • Search by [NEA] New acquisitions - department : NEA
    For internal purposes; new acquisitions.
  • Search by [HTP] Main title (phrase) : HTP
    Enter HTP before the title phrase which you want to search.
  • Search by [TPR] Title (phrase) : TPR
    If you know the short title.
  • Search by [WTP] Werktitel (phrase) : WTP
    Enter WTP before the magazine title and sub-title you are looking for. Omit articles at the beginning of the title. If you scan the entire title, you will get an overview of all magazines.
    Example: wtp international journal of politics, culture and society
  • Search by [FPR] Fingerprint (phrase) : FPR
    Enter FPR before the search term to search for the fingerprint. Type the individual parts of the fingerprint exact.
  • Search by [ZKN] Central catalog evidence : ZKN
    With the search key ZKN can be searched for the occuring logo of the exemplar of central catalogs. For internal purposes.
  • Search by [SLS] Selection key : SLS
    For internal purposes. Category 70XX is indexed.
  • Search by [GAD] Generic terms DNB : GAD
    Included because of GND-project. Categories 371, 380, 382 and 384 are indexed (authority records).
  • Search by [PNE] Person GND : PNE
    Included because of GND-project. Category 100 is indexed (authority records).
  • Search by [SGA] Shelf mark : SGA
    Letters and numbers which indicate the location of a book in the library. Blanks and special characters can be omitted.
  • Search by [VDL] Congress : VDL
    For internal purposes.
  • Search by [SLK] Date and selection key : SLK
    For internal purposes. Category 70XX is indexed: the first point of the selection key and the date in the form 2003-06-13.
  • Search by [SNR] Any number : SNR
    For internal purposes.
  • Search by [NID] GND-number : NID
    Included because of GND-project. Categories 035 and 039 are indexed (authority records).
  • Search by [ZNM] Access number : ZNM
    For internal purposes. Category 81XX is indexed.
  • Search by [BAR] Barcode : BAR
    Barcode is indexed (category 82XX). For internal purposes.
  • Search by [RTI] Series (phrase) : RTI
    With the search key RTI can be searched for volumes of series. Your search must be a substring, that is, word for word in exact sequence.
  • Search by [VSE] Series (keyword) : VSE
    With the search key VSE can be searched for volumes of series.
  • Search by [SHA] Series, journal (keyword) : SHA
    Keywords from the series and magazine titles in any order.
  • Search by [GTI] Title beginning series, journal : GTI
    Beginning of title of journals or series as a string, that is, word for word in exact sequence (only for online-contents!).
  • Search by [MTI] Title (phrase) : MTI
    With the search key MTI, you can search volumes of a multivolume work, using a phrase search for the overall title.
  • Search by [DNR] Duplicate number : DNR
    For internal purposes.
  • Search by [SN] Classification DDB : SN
    For internal purposes.
  • Search by [UWK] Urheber - Werk : UWK
    Enter UWK before the systematic code, if you know the systematic code of the publication, which you are looking for.
  • Search by [EXK] Remark (copy) : EXK
    For internal purposes. The categories: 4801 and 4802 are indexed.
  • Search by [FNM] Notes (music) : FNM
    The categories: 4201, 4202, 4221, 4222 and 4223 are indexed (word by word), if the work is a music work.
  • Search by [BBG] Material code : BBG
    For internal purposes. The category 0500 is indexed.
  • Search by [UUU] URL (full text) : UUU
    URL for the full-text index.
  • Search by [ABR] Abrufzeichen : ABR
    Only for internal purposes. The category 86XX is indexed.
  • Search by [TMB] Series title (keyword) : TMB
    With the search key TMB, you can search volumes of a multivolume work, using a keyword search for the overall title.
  • Search by [AUI] Loan indicator : AUI
    For internal purposes. Category 710X is indexed.
  • Search by [OSG] Online Contents SSG : OSG
    With the search key OSG can only be searched for title with material type T, that is only serial collections.
  • Search by [LFZ] Current journals : LFZ
    For internal purposes. Category 70XX is indexed.