Technical specifications

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Fonts: To represent characters from a vast range of languages correctly, the resource is Unicode-compliant. We will supply a font with the site to render all characters correctly. If you experience problems relating to fonts nevertheless, kindly let us know.


Navigation: Choose Publications to search publications directly, or Browse to get a list of authors, journals, subjects etc. and move from there.


Search any field: Any term(s) you enter will be searched through all fields, including the abstract.

Advanced search: search on specific facets of the bibliography. List dropdowns show the number of publications that share a specific property. In Year of publication you may specify a range using a dash between two years, or at either side of a year to mark the beginning or end of a range, e.g., '2006-' will return all publications from 2006 onwards.

Operators: Show operators will reveal an operator that you can set for each field. The specific set of available operators varies between the fields.

If you enter two search terms in the same field, these are by default taken to be combined with the operator AND: e.g.,

title: term1 term2 = title: term1 AND title: term2

Phrase: To search for two terms as an exact phrase, add double quotation marks: "term1 term2" will find only those instances where the terms are found next to each other and in that order.

Wild cards: There are two possible wild cards, for use within a term or to the left or right.

The question mark ? stands for 0 or 1 character: organi?ation will find organisation and organization.

The asterisk * stands for 0 or more characters:  lang*age will find langage and language.

Diacritics: A search for a name without diacritics will also find the name with diacritics; e.g. danes will find Daneš.


You can browse through lists of Authors (and Editors), Journals, Book Series, Keywords, and Languages. The entries in these lists are hyperlinks and will give you all the relevant records.


Short description: The results are always presented using the short presentation, unless the result consists of only one record, in which case the full presentation will be used automatically. The results are by default ordered by year of publication, starting with the most recent, and then by surname of the author/editor. You may change the sort order in the control in the top bar of the result list. The bottom bar contains controls to go to the next page of results and to change the number of records on a page. Please note that this functionality is only available to subscribers.

Full description: Click on the short presentation to see the full description of a record, including keywords, abstract, related reviews, translations and reprints. To go back to the short presentation you may use the back button in your browser.

From the full description, there are links to related entries, such as articles from a volume, reviews, translations and reprints.

Clicking the link symbol () in the top bar will store a link to the current selection in your clipboard. Clicking the clipboard symbol () will send the current record (set) to your clipboard so you can take it elsewhere. Please note that this functionality is only available to subscribers.