Help on the
Adlib Internet Server
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In the form, different fields can be filled. After you have clicked
'Submit form', a search will be performed for records that comply with the
query you have formed by entering data into the fields. The order in
which you fill the fields is not important.
The searchroutine is case insensitive.
By clicking on one of the buttons on the right of the searchform
you'll be able to search through a listing of possible names which
can be found in the catalogus.
It's possible to search on authors, organisations or subjects. Fill in
your searchkey in the field on the left of the button and click on the button.
The result will be shown in the frame of the helptext. The number behind
the term is the number of records which posses that term. Click on it and you'll
get the records.
Here you select the field to search on.
When you want to search more than one value in a field,
select the field in serveral lines and enter the values you want to find.
You can set the operator, truncation and the boolean for all those fields
The value you enter is the value the wwwopac will search for. With the
operator you can determin how this value should relate to the value in the
Using truncation (by checking the checkbox) any string of characters (or no
characters at all) is allowed after the ones you've already entered. This
means that the search will include any word starting with the characters
you've entered and the string of characters itself.
Entering we in the title field will result in every record
that has a word starting with 'we' (such as 'we', 'weer' and
'weerlicht') in the title.
Truncation only works in combination with the '=' operator. Together with the
other operators the only the value you've entered is used.
When you want to search on several fields, you can combine those fields using
'and', 'or' and 'not'.
In this field you can enter in which database you wish to search.
Click on the arrow next to the database-listing and select a database.
You can either search the selected part of the catalogue or the complete
catalogue (full catalogue).
Please note that our on-line catalogue is in
the process of being filled. Older publications you can find in our card
In this field you can enter words from the title. When you enter more than
one word, all records will be retrieved that have those words in no
particular order in the title.
In this field you can enter the name of the author you want to find
(e.g. 'wolkers' or 'wolkers, jan').
Organisation works like 'author'. An example from
our database would be 'FNV'.
Here you can enter subjects that the search engine should look
for. The order of the words is not important. An example from our
database: 'com', which will find 'communisme', but also
In this field you can enter words from various fields to look for. The
order of the words is not important.
Here you can enter the name of the publisher that the search engine
should look for.
Here you can enter the year of publishing, e.g. '1990' or '198'.
Here you can enter the shelfmark.
Adlib Internet Server
is a product of
Adlib Information Systems