ARTEMIS Documentation

Help on Searching

Search for an ARTEMIS document by seeking word matches on EM>ALL bibliographic fields or on SPECIFIC bibliographic fields. You can specify how your search results will be sorted.

Searching ALL bibliographic fields

The top of the search form presents a single text entry box. Enter keywords in this box (e.g., digital library) to search the author, title, and abstract fields of the bibliographic entries for all documents in the ARTEMIS collection. A keyword may be a quoted phrase (e.g., "digital library") to specify that the words should be contiguous. The search returns documents whose bibliographic entries contain all the words you entered in either the author, title, or abstract fields. If you wish to enter a phrase, put it in quotes.

There is a pulldown menu to specify how your search results will be sorted.

Searching SPECIFIC bibliographic fields

The search form below the purplish line has three text entry fields for bibliographic keyword entry, and two radio buttons to specify whether the field match specifications entered should be "anded" or "ored" together. There is a pulldown menu to specify how your search results will be sorted.

To specify search criteria, enter keywords in one or more of the text entry boxes beside the author, title and abstract labels (see the rules for bibliographic keyword matching). A keyword may be a quoted phrase (e.g., "digital library") to specify that the words should be contiguous.

and select the "AND" or "OR" radio button to indicate how you want the different field search specifications to be combined.

Please note that not all documents in the collection have abstracts. If you want your search request to include documents without abstracts, enter your search criteria under Title as well as Abstract.

Your search criteria will be rejected if you don't specify at least one bibliographic keyword.

Sorting of results

There is a pulldown menu for either type of searching that allows you to specify the sorting of search results. Search results can be sorted by FreeWAIS rank, by publication date, by author, by institution or by title. If there is a "tie" (e.g. there are many documents with the same institution), the secondary sort is by FreeWAIS rank.

Rules for bibliographic keyword matching

Words that you enter in the three bibliographic keyword fields (Author, Title, Abstract) are matched to bibliographic entries according to the following rules:

Note: Do not use short, common words or single letters in the bibliographic keyword fields (e.g., "the", "a", "s"). You will be asked to re-eenter your search if the keyword you enter matches too many words in the database. If you would like to search by the first letter in the authors' last name, use the browse form.

Further help

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