|Catalogue Search > Searching > Search Syntax|
This section describes the different ways of searching in the application.
To search within the All Fields Search and/or other specific fields in Advanced Search, you can use the Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT (these are not case-sensitive).
For this operator, you can use the word â€œANDâ€?, a space or the â€œ&â€? symbol.
For example, to find records containing both of the words Concorde and Supersonic, you could enter either:
All of the above will return the same number of results.
This operator uses the word â€œORâ€? between words.
For example, to find records containing either the word Concorde or the word Supersonic, enter:
This operator uses the word â€œNOTâ€? between words.
For example, to find records containing the word Concorde but not the word Supersonic, enter:
To use Boolean operators across fields, select AND, OR or NOT from the drop-down lists next to the appropriate fields. Note that this is only available in Advanced Search.
The following additional search methods are also available:
|Wild card / truncation||
The truncation / wild card symbol is the exclamation mark.
For example, to search for all variants of Market enter Market!
If you are not sure of the spelling of a word or want to find similar words you can use an asterisk * within a word.
For example, to search for both Organisation and Organization enter Organi*ation
To search for an exact phrase, surround your search words with double quotes.
For example, to search for Supersonic Transport as a phrase i.e. where the words appear together, enter "Supersonic Transport"
You can combine Phrase and Boolean searches. For example, to search for the phrase "Supersonic Transport" and for records where the word Concorde appears, you can enter it in any of the following formats: