Enter a text string in the field(s) you want to match in the
corresponding field(s) in the database. Notice that the whole string
is used for matching, even when you enter a sequence of words. Also, a match
is required in all search form fields that are filled in.
Decide whether the text string(s) should match complete words (default)
or anywhere in the field (i.e., ignoring word boundaries). Change
this setting by clicking a button.
Two or more alternative strings (OR-relations) in one search
form field are separated by the vertical bar ("|").
Example: You may search simultaneously for four persons in the author field
by entering, e.g., "Norman|Havaas|Lynge|Dahl". Notice that
the "|" operator slows down the search speed considerably.
Multiple strings (AND-relations) are not allowed in a single
search form field. There are, however, five search form fields for
title/keyword/abstract for this purpose. Example: You wish to search
for papers dealing with Solenopsora candicans, S. cesatii or
S. liparina from Italy, Greece or Turkey: Enter "Solenopsora"
in the first field, "candicans|cesatii|liparina" in the second, and
"Italy|Greece|Turkey" in the third.
The search is case insensitive, i.e. you may enter values in
either lowercase or UPPERCASE.
Extended-ascii characters (e.g., Scandinavian and German letters) are
supported, but only to a certain degree. If you are searching for words
containing non-English letters, try also the anglified versions (ä->ae or a,
å->a, etc.). Example: "Müller|Mueller|Muller". Or set
the option Ignore diacritics to "Yes". In both cases, the search speed
There is a known bug: An extended-ascii character will not match if
it is the first character in a search form field and the search is set to
Complete words and Ignore diacritics is off (both settings are
default). Use Substrings matching anywhere or turn Ignore
diacritics on instead.
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