OWL database: Query Syntax

Applies to Topic and Author fields

NEW Double quotes are no longer needed, and should normally be left out. Should you really need them you can select the 'Force exact search syntax' checkbox on the form.

Examples of search terms: (Complete search syntax here)

American and Woodcock would not work if American was in the title and not the abstract and Woodcock was in the abstract and not the title. More importantly, Blackbird and C102 is never likely to work, as C102 would always be in the keywords field. In this case put Blackbird in the search phrase and C102 in the keyword field. Advanced Search allows a second search term to cover the possibility that two search words occur in different searchable fields. At the moment these terms will only AND. Watch this space.

The following will also not work: