Using Syntax and Field Searching with One-Box Search

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General Rules:
* The query will search across both the full text and metadata of all HeinOnline documents, unless you otherwise specify a field such as “author”
* The query will look across all years available, unless a year/year range is otherwise specified
* Use quotes to form a phrase, “Right to Privacy” instead of Right to Privacy
* Use capitalized Boolean operators to combine search terms, for example: “intellectual property” AND “international law”


Word Search: To search for a word across the full text of a collection, simply enter the word into the search box.

Example: graffiti

Phrase Search: To narrow our above query, let’s expand our term to a phrase, graffiti artist, and enclose it in quotations.

Example: “graffiti artist”

Title Search: If we want to find articles that contain the term “graffiti” in the title, then we must specify the syntax using the Just search for option.

Example: title:(graffiti)

Author Search: To search for an author, specify the syntax using the Just search for option.

Example: author:(Rob White)

Combined Search Terms (Multiple Fields): Use Boolean operators to combine two search terms using the Just search for option.

Example: author:(Rob White) AND title:(graffiti)

Citation Search: To search for a citation, specify the syntax using the Just search for option.

Example: citation:(4 Harv. L. Rev. 193)

 

Date Range: To search by date, specify the syntax using the Just search for option.

Example: author:(David A. Hoffman) AND date:2009

Check out this Knowledge Base article for more advanced search options: https://help.heinonline.org/kb/advanced-search-syntax/


NOTE: Catalog searches can only be run using the drop-down menu from the one-box search. They also cannot be combined with any other syntax.

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