Help: Browse Indices

A browse index listing available search terms can be consulted for all the search fields. The browse indices are arranged alphabetically. To access a browse index, click Browse next to the relevant search box.

If you have entered a term into the search box before clicking Browse, the browse index will open with the nearest match to that term highlighted. The term entered is displayed above the browse index in the Look For search box. For example, if you enter Storm into the Keyword field and click Browse, Storm will be carried over into the Look For search box and the browse index will open at the relevant point with Storm already highlighted.

If you have entered more than one term into the search box before clicking Browse (separated by either Boolean or Proximity operators), the last term only will be carried over into the browse index.

If you do not enter a term into the search box before clicking Browse, the browse index will open displaying the first 200 entries. The Look For search box will be blank.

Once in the browse index, you can navigate using:

  • the Look For search box. Enter the first few characters (stem) of the new term you wish to look for. Click Look For and the new section of the browse index will appear with the nearest match to the stem highlighted.

    or


  • the Up and Down buttons. These allow you to scroll through the preceding and following sections of the browse index.

You can select as many terms as you wish within each section of 200 entries. When the desired term or terms are highlighted, click OK to transfer them back to the relevant search box. Any term carried over into the browse index will be replaced by the terms selected in the browse index.

Each item transferred will be enclosed in double quotes. When you transfer more than one search term from a browse index to a search box, German Literature Collections automatically combines them using the Boolean operator OR.

Users can multi-select contiguous terms by using the SHIFT key and a mouse click and non-contiguous terms using the CTRL key and a mouse click. Highlighted terms can be deselected by moving the cursor to the relevant term and using the CTRL key and a mouse click.

Note: Browse lists contain terms and authors from all the collections, however some users will not be able to access the browse terms contained within Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker if their institution has not subscribed to the German Literature Collections option which includes the Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker, i.e. you will not be able to select Kleist from the author browse list if you are not subscribed to Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker.

Go to the Help Index.

Close this window

 

Send your suggestions, comments or queries to our Webmaster.
All rights reserved. View our Privacy policy.