'Who' is used for searching on
people's names who are associated with an object in some way. For example:
- artists names,
- names in
titles or descriptions, or
- names of people who were associated with the
acquisition of an object.
- The keyword or can be used to stop the
default search behaviour of two words (terms) in the field being logically
'and'ed during the search.
- The keyword not can also be used to explicity
remove a term from the results.
- The keyword and can be used - it
is generally the default behaviour so is redundant by itself but
can be used with not (i.e. and not)
- You can single or double quote words (terms) or phrases.
This can have one of two effects:
Specific term matching. Normally terms are loosely matched
(e.g. cat will match cat, catalunya, catich etc) where as a quoted single
term will cause an exact match e.g 'cat' will only match cat. To use quotes
and maintain loose matching use a wildcard e.g 'cat*'.
This is quite important for artist names (which are treated as single terms)
where the form 'surname, firstname*' is most accurate.
(word) searching. Phrase
searching is quite loose.
Behind the scenes what actually happens is a search
that checks that all the words within the quotes exist within a single field,
but not necessarily in the order you specify.
i.e. you will
get record matches that contain all the words in the quoted phrase but
not necessarily the exact phrase (in order).
- Parentheses can be used to change
the precedence of search order.
e.g. parrot or (dog and cat) or
(degas or monet) and painting
Fields currently searched include:
- Association Person
- Acquired from (person/organisation)
- Translated Title