Tripod’s Advanced Search for Books & More lets you easily search multiple fields simultaneously and combine terms in complex ways.
- Instead of a single search box, Tripod’s Advanced Search provides several fields to enter your search terms.
- Each field lets you specify the type of data (title, author, etc.) you are searching for, and you can mix and match search types.
- If you need them, the “Add Another Row” button will add additional search fields.
- The “Match” setting lets you specify how multiple search fields should be handled.
- ALL Terms: Return only records that match every search field.
- ANY Terms: Return any records that match at least one search field.
- NO Terms: Return all records except those that match the search fields.
- For certain searches, a single set of search fields may not be enough. For example, suppose you want to find materials about the history of China or India.
- Search Groups provide a way to build searches from multiple groups of search fields. Every time you click the “Add Search Group” button, a new group of fields is added.
- Once you have multiple search groups, you can specify whether you want to match on ANY or ALL search groups.
- In the history of China or India example above, you could solve the problem by using search groups like this:
- In the first search group, enter India and China and make sure that the “Match” setting is “ANY Terms.”
- Add a second search group and enter history.
- Make sure the match setting next to the Search Groups header is set to “ALL Groups.”
Multiple Search Terms in a Field
- Boolean operators can be used in each search field.
- For multiple word search terms using the keyword drop down, you must perform a phrased search or use AND. Within each advanced search field, the default is OR. For example: