Indiana University

Searching Syntax and Operations

Paraphrased from swish-e syntax

The search index was generated from the mets/mods metadata for the CD-ROMs in the svp collection. Indexed sections are "title", "abstract", "subject", and "classification". By default only "title" is searched.

The simplest search is a single word, e.g.


or lists of words (which are logically AND'ed)

fish catfish

Simple boolean combinations are possible

fish NOT catfish

Search words can be drawn from specific properties

title=fish AND abstract=manual

It's also possible to search for specific SUDOC numbers

classification="I 49.6/2: F 52/9/PACK. CD"

or sets of numbers

classification="I 49"

Searching for phrases also works:

abstract="habitat preference"

Wildcards also work