You can use the collection Search Box for everything from a one word simple search, to a phrase, to an advanced Boolean search using special operators and selected fields.
This search function will search all items in your collection.Simple Search
• If you are searching for a single word, no quote marks are required (eg red
• If you are searching for a phrase or text string, then it must be placed in quote marks (eg "red robin"
).Example: the difference here is the first example is looking for any results with either red OR robin, while the second is only looking for the exact phrase "red robin".
• Capitalisation and special characters are ignored. There are slight differences, so if you need an exact result, try both variations.
• Plurals and slight variations (eg past and present tense) are usually included in the search results.Boolean Search
You can combine a word search with Boolean Operators AND / OR / NOT
Â• This can be with a single word, or a text string (phrase) in quotes
• Operators must be in UPPERCASE
• This can be a single Operator, or multiple Operators
Specify a field name, followed by term, and it will ONLY search in that specific field for that specific term
• For Custom Fields, use the Field title label you gave it.
• For Default and Pre-named Core Fields, use the internal field name as shown below.Combined Boolean and Advanced Search
if you are searching a large database, or you only want very specific search results, you can combine Boolean Search
with Advanced Search
to build very specific searches.Example
Suppose you are looking in a large database of recorded music for an LP of "Let It Be" by The Beatles...
Step 1. Type in Search box: "Let It Be"
... but too many results
Step 2. Type in Search box: "Let It Be" AND LP
... still too many results
Step 3. Type in Search box: objecttitle:"Let It Be" AND LP
... now only LPs with "Let It Be" as Title