How does the publications search work?
Christopher Brooks, 16 Sep 2005
Last updated: 13 Jul 2009
The publications search has a "keywords" text field.
When the search button is clicked, the keywords text field
is split in to individual words and then the publication database field(s)
are searched for strings that match each individual keyword.
For example, if the keywords text field is
Foo Bar, then we search for any field
BifFooBang would match
Foo word in the keywords text field.
% character can be used as a wildcard
character, for example
FooBaro. Note that the search mechanism
automatically prepends and appends % characters for us,
so there is no point in searching for
%Foo% - the leading and trailing %
are always added for us.
The publications search page has an "In" selection
entry that has the fields that are to be searched.
(Anywhere) choice is selected,
then all the fields are searched.