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Where does DigiZeitschriften-Search look for the entered terms?

DigiZeitschriften-Search examines the table of contents of all journals, i.e. all journal and article citations and authors in our online archive are searched for your search term.

Automatic “and” queries

DigiZeitschriften-Search returns only search results that contain all your search terms.

For example the search term “library English” will only return search results with both words in it, “library” and “English”. To restrict a search, just include more words.

Automatic exclusion of common words

To keep the search results concise the DigiZeitschriften-Search ignores common words like “with”, “where” or “like” and also words with less than four characters.

Exactness, umlauts, different spelling, case insensitivity

The DigiZeitschriften-Search scans for the exact term you’ve entered. For example it won’t be scanned for “libraries” with the search term “library” or “librarianship” with “librarian” (more below under “Logical Operators”).

Umlauts must be entered exactly. The search term “Goettingen” can’t have the result “Göttingen”. Also different ways of spelling are ignored; e.g. “analyze”/ “analyse”. These differences must be entered successively or together via “Advanced Search”.

DigiZeitschriften-Search is case insensitive.

Logical Operators

DigiZeitschriften-Search accepts some operators to perform your search more precisely.

(-) You can focus your search by putting a minus sign in front of words related to the meaning you want to avoid. E.g. entering “library -English” will exclude the word “English” from the search query.

(“”) You can search for exact phrases putting quotation marks around your search terms. E.g. “war and peace”

(*) With a dexter “*”-sign you can also search for different versions of words. E.g. entering “librarian*” will also include the result “librarianship”.

DigiZeitschriften is supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft