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The Advanced Search page can be accessed by clicking the ADVANCED SEARCH button in the navigation bar of any page.

The page is divided into four boxed areas in which search fields that will produce the most useful results are grouped together. The four options are:

The Advanced Search fields within each boxed area can be used either singly or in combination, unless otherwise stated. However, it is not possible to combine fields from different areas.

When you have finished specifying the full criteria for your search, click the SEARCH button in the appropriate area of the page or press the Enter key to proceed with the search.


To perform a full-text search across The Europa World of Learning database, type the search text in the Full text search term box and, when you have finished specifying any other criteria, click SEARCH.

Geographical criteria can also be specified in conjunction with Full text search (see Location).

Scope

Specify the scope of the search, i.e. the type of results you would like to receive. One of three options can be selected: Institutions and People (the default option), Institutions or People.

Search Type

Specify the type of search you would like to perform. One of five options can be selected:

All words

Only find entries containing all of the words entered in the Full text search term box. This is the default search type.

Any words

Find entries containing any of the words entered in the Full text search term box.

Pattern

Select this option if you are unsure of the exact spelling of the word or name you wish to find. For example, searching for "Ciomsky" will also find "Chomsky".

Concept

Select this option to expand a search to include semantically related terms.

Boolean

Select this option to perform a search using Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT). For example, "Columbia NOT University" will find Columbia but not Columbia University.


The following fields are available in the Institutions search area:

Geographical criteria can also be specified in conjunction with the Institutions search (see Location).

Institution name

To search for a particular institution, type its name - or a distinguishing part thereof - in the Institution name box.

Institution type

To restrict your search to a particular type of institution, select an option from the drop-down list.

Year of Foundation

To search for institutions founded in a particular year, type the year in the Year of Foundation box. Simple date ranges can also be entered, e.g. "1998-2001".


The following fields are available in the People search area:

Geographical criteria can also be used in conjunction with the People search (see Location).

Name

To search for a particular person, type his or her family name and given name (if known) in the Name box.

Subject

To search for academic staff who specialize in a particular subject, type their specialization in the Subject box. This feature searches The Europa World of Learning's "Subject Tree" (see Subjects) for the specified term.

The Subject search should be used in preference to the Subjects browse if the user wishes to specify a subject in conjunction with other criteria, e.g. to search for professors of mathematics within the US state of California.

If searching in this way produces unsatisfactory results, type the subject in the Full text search term box to search across the entire database.


To search for institutional entries in which a particular publication title appears, type the title in the Publications box. This field cannot be used in conjunction with other criteria.


The following geographical fields can be used in conjunction with Full text search, Institutions search or People search:

World Region

To restrict your search to a predefined supranational region, select an option from the drop-down list, e.g. Africa, Central Africa or East Africa.

To define your own grouping of countries, see Country.

Country

To restrict your search to a particular country or territory, select an option from the drop-down list.

To broaden the search to two or more countries, click ADD ANOTHER COUNTRY before making each additional selection from the list. This feature can be used to customize regions if the predefined ones are unsatisfactory (see World Region).

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State, Province or Territory

To restrict your search to a particular state, province or territory, type its name in the relevant box.

This search refinement is currently supported only in the following countries and sections: Australia (Libraries and Archives, and Museums and Art Galleries), Canada (Libraries and Archives, and Museums and Art Galleries) and the USA (Libraries and Archives, Museums and Art Galleries, and Universities and Colleges). It will be extended for future releases of The Europa World of Learning.

Town or City

To restrict your search to a particular town or city, type its name in the Town or City box.

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