Search Type: Command Language
- Our searches are not case-sensitive: typing impressionism will find matches for impressionism, Impressionism, and IMPRESSIONISM.
- If you choose yes for Words adjacent? and type the phrase german expressionism, the system will und erstand that you want only records that have the word german next to the word expressionism.
- You may use the Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT, in your search. For example, you could type (prints OR drawings) AND picasso to retrieve all records having either prints or drawings in them, along with the word picasso.
- Use the * wildcard character to find matches that contain portions of words. For example, paint* will retrieve paint, paints, painting, paintings, painter, etc. In another example, *ology will retrieve anthropology, archaeology, egyptology, etc. The * character may also be used to find variant spellings. For example, brueg*el will find both brueghel and bruegel.
- For Publication Date, you may enter a single year in the first field, or a specific range using both fields. You may use the ? wildcard character for any date search to quickly limit to a decade: for example, 196? will retrieve only records published between 1960 and 1969.
For a complete list of command language abbreviations, see Advanced Search / Command Language on the help page.