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Help: Search Fields

You can search the International Index to Black Periodicals Full Text by the following fields:

If you do not choose either of these options, the search will be executed using the default option Full file. The search is conducted across the combined Current file and Retrospective file contained in IIBP FT.

All Keywords

From the Search page, you can use the All Keywords field to search for any word or phrase contained in the Citation (including Subject Terms, Subject Categories, Title, Abstract, Author, and Publication) and/or the full text of articles.

You may limit the keyword field to search the citations and full text or the citations only. If no option is selected, IIBP FT will look for any keywords that appear in either the citations or the full text.

To enter terms into the search box, type your search terms directly into the All Keywords search box. Search terms may consist of either single words or phrases. There is no browse available for the keyword field.

For example: Keyword: women
For example: Keyword: civil rights era

When searching in the All Keywords field, you can use truncation to retrieve records containing variations on a term. If you choose to search for more than one term, you can also combine them using Boolean and proximity searching.

Title Keyword

From the Search page, you can use the Title Keyword field to search for any word or phrase contained in the title of a record. To enter items into the search box:

For example: Title Keyword: California

When searching in the Title Keyword field, you can use truncation to retrieve records containing variations on a term. If you choose to search for more than one term, you can also combine them using Boolean and proximity searching.

Author

From the Search page, you can limit a search to records of a particular author. To enter terms in the Author search box:

For example: Author: Waters

When searching in the Author field, you can use truncation to retrieve records of authors with common or similar names. If you choose to search for more than one author, you can also combine them using Boolean searching.

Subject Categories

From the Search page, you can search the subject categories of current file records. An asterisk (*) indicates that only current file records will be searched. To enter terms in the Subject Categories search box:

For example: Subject Categories: ethnic studies

When searching in the Subject Categories field, you can use truncation to retrieve records containing variations of a term. If you choose to search for more than one Subject Category, you can also combine them using Boolean searching.

Subject Terms

From the Search page, you can search the subject terms of current file records. An asterisk (*) indicates that only current file records will be searched. To enter terms in the Subject Terms search box:

For example: Subject Terms: orator

When searching in the Subject Terms field, you can use truncation to retrieve records containing variations of a term. If you choose to search for more than one subject term, you can also combine them using Boolean searching.

Document Type

From the Search page, you can limit your search to documents of a particular type. To enter terms in the Document Type search box:

For example: Document Type: profile

If you choose to search for more than one document type, you can combine them using Boolean searching.

Publication

From the Search page, you can limit your search to records from a particular publication. To enter terms in the Publication search box:

For example: Publication: Melus

When searching in the Publication field, you can use truncation to retrieve records containing variations of a term. If you choose to search for more than one publication, you can also combine them using Boolean searching.

Language

From the Search page, you can limit your search to records from a particular language. To enter terms in the Language search box:

For example: Language: English

If you choose to search for more than one language, you can combine them using Boolean searching.

Country of Publication

From the Search page, you can limit your search to records published in a particular country. To enter terms in the Country of Publication search box:

For example: Country of Publication: france

If you choose to search for more than one country, you can combine them using Boolean searching.

Publication Date

You can limit a search to works published during a specific year or a range of years. The default values appearing in the search boxes represent the earliest and most recent years of publication.

The Publication Date field can be searched in two ways:

ISSN

From the Search page, you can limit retrieval to records from a particular publication by using the ISSN search field. To enter terms in the ISSN search box:

For example: ISSN: 0035-791X

IIBP Number

From the Search page, you can retrieve a specific record using the IIBP FT Number search field. To enter terms in the IIBP FT Number search box:

For example: IIBP Number: 00011882