Database queries

In text fields in the left column of the query form you may enter your search terms. By default, they are interrelated by "AND". You may change this at the bottom of the form under 'Related by:'.

The Pull-Down-Menues in the right column determine the index your query will be performed in.

Utilizing the button 'Index' you directly may browse the alphabetic list of terms and proceed to the full item display. This is recommended if your are not certain on the spelling(s) of a term/name as it may occur in the database.

'Year of publication:' Provides you with the option to specify a range of publication years in the form YYYY-YYYY.

'Document type:' gives the opportunity to restrict your query to theses or journals etc.

Selected remarks with respect to individual indices

Title words
When you enter more than one keyword into one query field, in order to be matched by this query a record has to contain all of these keywords.
Keywords will not be truncated automatically. When you append a question mark (?) to a term trunkation will take place and all keywords will be recognized which begin with the letters you provided.
Example: Wunder? Knaben
The contents of publications are described by means of a controlled vocabulary (subject headings).
Example: "Theaterproduktion / Geschichte"
Personal names (authors, editors, etc.)
Any person involved in the creation of a work is searchable.
Müller, E yields all titles listed under persons with surname "Müller" and whose (first) forename starts with "E".
Simply Müller yields all titles listed under persons whose surname begins with "Müller" beginnt, i.e. also "Müller-Lüdenscheid" or "Müllermeyer".
To retrieve persons with exactly the surname "Müller" (and unknown / unspecified first names) enter the surname with trailing comma: Müller,.
Searches for names like Müller-Wohlfahrt must be entered including the dash.
Initial part of title provides you with the option to search titles under their complete form. Your input will automatically be interpreted als right-trunkated.
Chirurgie: Yields all titles starting with "Chirurgie ..." or "Die Chirurgie ..." (please omit leading articles in formulating your query).
This kind of query is suitable in situations, where keyword searches produce inconvienently many results.
Corporate names
"Corporate Body" means all kinds of institutions (e.g. Universities, associations, firms, and even congresses and similar events).
Example: Hessische Krankenhausgesellschaft
Searches in this index retrieve only titles published by (or on behalf) of the corporate bodies listed. If your are looking for titles about a certain corporate body, please use the keyword searches.
Standard numbers: ISBN
This field combines searches for ISBN (International Standard Book Number) for monographs and for ISSN (International Standard Series Number) for journals and series. These standard numbers provide some means to uniquely identify a document. ISBN/ISSN must be entered either with their official dashes or with spaces at the respective places, entry without any of these will not yield any results!
Examples: 978-3-518-38668-9 or 3 518 38668 9
Tip: If you enter only the first groups of an ISBN (e.g. 978-3-518) you easily accomplish an overview about all items published by the publisher who was assigned this ISBN range.
Journals, periodicals, monographs-in-series
Searchable are parts of the series statement, i.e. the "title" of the series a monograph was published in.
Example: Sport und Sportunterricht