Pascal and Francis Bibliographic Databases

Simple Search

Enter one or more words, then click on the arrow at the extremity of the data entry ribbon to start your search.
The search is performed by entering words or characters, and applies at the same time on all the following metadata fields (indexes), namely :

    • Title
    • Author
    • Affiliation
    • Keyword
    • Journal
    • Conference
    • Identifier (ISSN, ISBN, doi, sustainable Identifier …)
    • Publication Type
    • Discipline
    • Classification Code
    • Publication Year
    • Author Country
    • Language
    • Origin
    • Editor

A results page appears. A click on a record from the results page opens up the detailed record.

It is possible to modify the display order of the records resulting from a query. The drop-down list associated to the Sort by button offers two possibilities: by relevancy and by publication year.

Results can be refined by selecting one or more criteria in the facets list, on the left side of the results: Filter, Document Type, Publication Year, Discipline, Language, Author Country and Origin.

To go further, see : Refining the Results by Means of Facets

It is possible to rebounce and launch a new search on the data which appear underlined when the mouse cursor passes over it, in the detailed record. Just click on a value shown in blue (Author, Journal Title, Keywords…).

Boolean operators:
If you enter several terms in your query without specifying one boolean operator, the default operator is “OR”.
Example: A search with the terms medicine emergency surgery training will allow the visualization of all records concerning medicine or emergency or surgery or training.

To refine your queries you can use the current operators, “AND”, “OR” and “NOT” and put brackets around terms.
Example : (medicine OR surgery) AND emergency will allow to find the records related to medical or surgical emergency.

It is also possible using the following operators: + (this term must be present) and - (this term must not be present). In this type of query, if these operators lack, terms are optional.
For example the query:
medicine training +emergency -surgery
states that:

  • emergency must be present;
  • surgery must not be present;
  • medicine and training are optional; their presence increases the relevance.

For more sophisticated queries, see : Advanced Search ou Expert Search