Welcome to Help Central of the Reserves.
- Search Tips
- This page presents you with useful tips and techniques in order to help you use the Reserves site to the full.
- Search Guide
- Full guide on how to search Reserves.
Finding in a nutshell
The most powerful and convenient way for searching in Reserves, especially for more complex queries, uses Reserves "query language". This language s actually quite simple, yet very powerful. The basic principle is to tell the system where (the field tag) it should find what (your criterion). E.g. to find all documents with `foo` in the title one would just use
This kind of searching becomes especially powerful in conjunction with the identifiers used throughout the system. E.g. to get all publications published in `Nature <London>`, which are usually quite cumbersome to fiddle out due to the title of the journal, one can easily employ it's journal id
PERI:(DE-600)1413423-8and use the
srcfield tag as
The required id can easily be retrieved form the Authorities. You may also want to use the search generator as an easy way to create the queries required to fill in your publications lists on the web.
The following field tags are available:
Note that not all records hold data for all field tags listed.
abstract: abstract affiliation: affiliation author: author authorcount: author count citedby: cited by coden: coden collaboration: collaboration collection: collection datemodified: date modified division: division exactauthor: exact author exactfirstauthor: exact first author firstauthor: first author fulltext: fulltext isbn: isbn issn: issn keyword: keyword recid: record ID reference: reference refersto: refers to subject: subject title: title year: year adr: address aid: authors id aut: Authority titles bc: Item barcode cid: contributing institute ID clf: classification con: conference ddc: DDC exe: Holdings id: identifier ins: institute iss: issue lcsh: LCSH pag: pages pat: patent no per: people pid: program id pof: POF id pon: POF name prg: scientific program pub: publication year sid: statistics key slw: subject src: journal stn: key name
To answer complex questions you can build the necessary complex queries using
- boolean operators
- AND (can also be written as +)
- OR (also |)
- NOT (also -)
- bracketing ()
- ' ' for substrings
- " " for exact strings
- / / for regular expressions
- wildcard * for any characters
- field tags to restrict matches e.g. title, or person etc.