Help: Searching German Literature Collections

You can access the Search All Collections page by clicking the GLC Search button on the homepage or the toolbar. The Search page has three search boxes which you can use to search all the collections. These search boxes are:

To conduct a search, either type the required search terms (individual words or phrases) into the relevant search boxes or select them from a browse index.

In the Search All Collections page, you can combine search terms using Boolean and proximity searching, or you can search for variations on search terms using truncation searching.

Note: Between search boxes, all terms are treated by default as if they were combined using the Boolean operator AND.

When you have finished making your selections, click Search. A Search Results page will appear displaying the results of your search as below.


The German Literature Collections Search Results Page


If you wish to alter your selections, click the back button on your browser. This will take you back to the GLC Search page where your original search terms will be preserved and can be amended as you wish. If you wish to enter completely new search expressions, click the GLC Search button on the toolbar. This will return you to an empty GLC Search page.

In the Search page, you can also click on a help button at the bottom of the page. This opens a contextual help page which explains how to search. You can also use the toolbar at the top of the page to access the Help Index or return to the German Literature Collections homepage

Using the Search boxes

Keyword

You can use the Keyword field to search for any word or phrase contained within German Literature Collections. To enter terms into the search box:

  • browse a list of keywords from which you can select terms to transfer back to the search box;

    or

  • type your search terms directly into the Keyword search box. Search terms are not case-sensitive and may consist of either single words or phrases. Characters may be accented or unaccented.

For example:

When searching in the Keyword field, you can use truncation to retrieve documents containing variations on a term. If you choose to search for more than one term, you can also combine them using Boolean and proximity searching.

Title-Keyword

You can use the Title-Keyword field to search for a keyword contained in a particular title.

To enter items into the search box:

  • browse a list of keywords and titles from which you can select terms to transfer back to the search box;

    or

  • type your search terms directly into the Title-Keyword search box. Search terms are not case-sensitive and may consist of either single words or phrases. Characters may be accented or unaccented.

For example:
 
Author

You can use the Author field to search for any author contained within the collections. To enter terms into the search box:

  • browse a list of authors from which you can select names to transfer back to the search box;

    or

  • type an author's name directly into the Author search box. Characters may be accented or unaccented.

For example:

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