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Help: Search Letters

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From the search pages, you can use the toolbar to open a Help page, consult general information about the Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker, start a search or access the Table of Contents, Works by Author, Search History and Marked List pages.

The Search Letters page can be opened by clicking Letters on the toolbar.

You can search the Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker using a combination of the following search fields:

To conduct a search, either type the required search terms (individual words or phrases) into the relevant search boxes or select them from a browse index. Search Options are selected from a drop-down list. In the Search Letters page, you can combine search terms using Boolean and proximity searching and search for variations on search terms using truncation searching.

Keyword

You can use the Keyword field to search for any word or phrase contained within letters. To enter terms into the search box:

  • browse a list of keywords from which you can select terms to transfer back to the search box;

    or

  • type your search terms directly into the Keyword search box. Search terms are not case-sensitive and may consist of either single words or phrases. Characters may be accented or unaccented or be written with or without an umlaut.

For example:
Keyword search example
Keyword search example

When searching in the Keyword field, you can use truncation to retrieve documents 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.

Sender

You can use the Sender field to search for the author of a letter. To enter terms into the search box:

  • browse a list from which you can select names to transfer back to the search box;

    or

  • type a name directly into the Sender search box. Characters may be accented or unaccented or be written with or without an umlaut.

For example:
Sender search example


Recipient

You can use the Recipient field to search for the author of a letter. To enter terms into the search box:

  • browse a list of recipients from which you can select names to transfer back to the search box;

    or

  • type a recipient's name directly into the Recipient search box. Characters may be accented or unaccented or be written with or without an umlaut.

For example:
Recipient search example


Date of Correspondence

You can use the Date of Correspondence field to select a range of years to search in

To select a range of years:

  • type directly into the From and To boxes

The search will now be restricted to letters written in these years.

Search in

You can use the Search in field to restrict your search to particular elements in the database.

To select an option:

  • click on the drop-down menu and make a selection

The search will now be restricted to this selection. The default selection is Full Text and Apparatus.

Display Search Results

You can use Display Search Results to choose the way in which the results of your search are presented.

To select an option:

  • Click on the drop-down menu

The search results will be displayed either With Context or as a Summary of Matches according to your choice.

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