Notis/WebVoyage Techniques for Keyword or Command Line Searching Options

Technique

NOTIS

WebVoyage

Comments

 

Field Qualification

 

k=kingsolver.au.

 

k=diabetes.ti.

 

k=Shakespeare.su.

 

NKEY kingsolver

 

TKEY diabetes

 

SKEY Shakespeare

 

NOTIS: 

Use periods to qualify a specific field after search term.

 

WebVoyage:

Use four-letter code.  See Webvoyage (OPAC) Search Indexes - 4 letter codes document for full listing of codes that can be used.  Only available as Simple Search option.

 

Note:  You must select Keyword (MUST use and/or/not or “”) in the Find Results in: box for command-line searching in Simple Search.

Truncation

child?

child?

NOTIS:

Wildcard is question mark

 

WebVoyage:

Wildcard is question mark

 

Boolean and Positional Searching

 

k=cancer or tumor

 

 

k=fame and money

 

 

k=history with bibliography

 

 

 

 

cancer or tumor

 

 

fame and money

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

NOTIS:

OR searches for the first or second or both terms in the same record

 

AND searches for both terms anywhere in the same record (in the title and subject fields)

 

WITH searches for terms in the same field of a record (e.g. in the author field or in the same subject field), but in any order and not necessarily next to each other:

 

 

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Boolean and Positional Searching (continued)

k=france same history

 

 

k=burma not myanmar

 

 

k=apple xor ibm

N/A

 

 

burma NOT myanmar

 

 

N/A

SAME searches for terms in the same group of fields in a record (e.g. all subject fields)

 

NOT searches for occurrences of the first term and will match only if the second term is not in the same record

 

XOR EXCLUSIVE OR searches for occurrences of the first or second term and will match only if both terms are NOT in the same record

 

WebVoyage:

Supports AND/OR/NOT. [select Keyword; (MUST use and/or/not or “”) for Boolean searching]

Adjacency

NEW YORK is the same as NEW adj YORK

“new york”

NOTIS:

Searches for terms next to each other in either order.  Adjacency is the default operator.

 

WebVoyage:

Use quotes to phrase search.  There is no adjacency operator - OR is the default operator.

 

Emphasis

N/A

+explorer

*internet

!netscape

NOTIS:

This feature was not available.

 

WebVoyage: (Used only in Ranked Keyword search)

use + to mark essential terms: +explorer

use * to mark important terms: *internet

use ! to indicate that records containing term are not to be displayed.


Technique

NOTIS

WebVoyage

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Limits  (general information)

 

Limits can only be applied to Title and Keyword searches

WebVoyage:

Except when using Quick Limits, all other limits must be applied before entering search terms.

 

By Location

 

ccl.loc.

ksl.loc.

 

Limit by location using Limits page

 

NOTIS:

Use periods to qualify a location code

 

WebVoyage:

Limit by location using Limits page.

By Language

 

fre.lng.

 

Limit by language using the Limits page.

NOTIS:

Use periods to qualify a language code.

 

WebVoyage:

Limit by language using the Limits page.

By Genre

 

 

k=diaries.typ.

k=(dime novels).655.

 

 

diaries

655A “dime novels”

NOTIS:

Use periods to qualify a genre type.

 

WebVoyage:

Using Complex Search, type desired genre type term in Search for: box.  Select Genre/Form from the Find in: drop down list

 

WebVoyage Alternate: Use four-letter code.  See Webvoyage (OPAC) Search Indexes - four letter codes document for full listing of codes that can be used. 

 

Note:  You must select Keyword (MUST use and/or/not or “”) in the Find Results in: box for command-line searching in Simple Search.

 


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Limits  (general information) continued

 

Limits can only be applied to Title and Keyword searches

WebVoyage:

Except when using Quick Limits, all other limits must be applied before entering search terms.

By Publisher or Publishing Place

 

Note: KPPD refers to Publisher, Publishing Location and Date.  Typing KPPD Oxford will retrieve items both published in Oxford as well as items published by Oxford University Press.

 

 

Oxford.pub.

Elsevier.pub.

 

Oxford

Elsevier

 

260A Oxford

260B Elsevier

KPPD “Oxford University”

NOTIS:

Use periods to qualify a publisher or publishing place.

 

WebVoyage

Using Complex Search, type desired term in Search for: box.  Select Publisher/Place/Date from the Find in: drop down list.

 

WebVoyage Alternate:

Use four-letter code.  See Webvoyage (OPAC) Search Indexes - four letter codes document for full listing of codes that can be used. 

 

Note:  You must select Keyword (MUST use and/or/not or “”) in the Find Results in: box for command-line searching in Simple Search.

By Publishing Date

 

1992.yr.

195?.yr.

 

1992

1950 range 1959

 

KPPD 1992

KPPD 195?

 

NOTIS:

Use periods to qualify date or range of dates

 

WebVoyage:

Limit by date or range of dates using Limits page

 

WebVoyage Alternate:

Use four-letter code.  See Webvoyage (OPAC) Search Indexes - four letter codes document for full listing of codes that can be used.

 

Note:  You must select Keyword (MUST use and/or/not or “”) in the Find Results in: box for command-line searching in Simple Search.


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Limits  (general information) continued

 

Limits can only be applied to Title and Keyword searches

WebVoyage:

Except when using Quick Limits, all other limits must be applied before entering search terms.

By Type of Material

 

 

a.gmd.

s.gmd.

 

Use Quick Limits to limit to material type.

NOTIS:

Use periods to qualify type of material.

 

WebVoyage:

Use Quick Limits to limit to material type.

By Publishing Format

 

k=scores.fmt.

k=s.fmt.

 

Select the appropriate format from the Limits page.

NOTIS:

Use periods to qualify format type.

 

WebVoyage:

Select the appropriate format from the Limits page.