Special search keys

Special search keys
With PiCarta you have a number of special search keys with which you can search for a specific subject, publication or author.
Search by people
People are indexed according to their 'last name,initials' or by 'last name,first name' (without a space after the comma). For example: Johnson,A or Johnson,Alfred. If you type in a name without a comma followed by the initials or first name, all people with that surname will be displayed. However, if you type in a name with a comma followed by the initials or first name, only people with names identical to that typed in will be displayed. Naturally, you can use wildcards here as well.
Search by year of publication
If you are searching for publications by a particular author and you wish to limit the search results to a specific year of publication, you can modify the search operation by using the following search keys. You can search by year of publication using the following operators (the search engine does not include serials in the search results):
  • AND JVU 1980

    published in 1980

  • AND JVU < 1980

    published in or before 1980

  • AND JVU > 1980

    published in or after 1980

  • AND JVU 1980-1984

    published between 1980 and 1984, including 1980 and 1984

Overview of special search keys
Enter the following special search keys for the search term:
  • Search by title words : TTL

    Enter TTL before the search term if you want to search the titles of books, magazines, conference proceedings or magazine articles or other material.> Example: TTL american culture

  • Search by author : AUT

    Enter AUT before the last name, possibly followed by first name, initials and prefixes if you are searching for a specific author. Example: AUT ericson; AUT smith,william (to find all versions of the first name you can follow the first letter by a ?).

  • Search by all words : ALL

    Enter ALL before the search term if you want to search different parts simultaneously, such as title, keyword and summary. Example: ALL albania; ALL clinton foreign policy

  • Search by full title journal : HTL
  • Search by keyword : LCT
  • Search by corporation : COR

    Enter COR before the search term(s) to search for publications published by a specific organization. Example: COR european union

  • Search by callnumber : SIG

    Enter SIG if you know the number-local-call.

  • Search by ISBN (books) : ISB

    Enter ISB before the ISBN number if you have the International Standard Book Number for a specific publication.

  • Search by publisher : UIT

    Enter UIT before the name of a publisher if you are searching for a specific publisher. The index contains the complete name of the publisher as this appears in the publication. For example, if you search using the name elsevier, all publications from a publisher that starts with elsevier will be found. Use quotation marks to search for literal phrases. Example: UIT elsevier; UIT "kluwer business information"

  • Search by printer : DRK
  • Search by systematic code : SSY

    Enter SSY before the systematic code if you have the systematic code for a specific publication. You can also scan the index for an overview of the codes (scan systematic code).

  • Search by personal name : PRS

    Enter PRS before the last name, possibly followed by first name, initials and prefixes for the person you are searching for. The search key PRS applies both for the person who has written a publication and for the person a publication deals with (the subject of a publication). Example: PRS smith, william

  • Search by conference : CON

    Enter CON to find titles which have been published on the occasion of a conference. Example: CON conference latin americanist geographers or CON "online information"

  • Search by series : RKS

    Enter RKS before the search term if you want to search magazine titles. Example: RKS british medical journal

  • Search by ISSN (periodicals) : ISS

    Enter ISS before the ISS number if you have the International Standard Serial Number for a specific periodical

  • Search by local number : PPN

    Enter PPN before the Pica production number if you have the production number for a specific publication.

  • Search by Dewey classification : DEW

    Enter DEW before the Dewey code if you have the Dewey code for a specific publication. Note: you must enter a backslash and a slash (\/) rather than just a (/). If you only enter a slash, /4 in the following example would stand for the number of 'variables' that the search operation may contain. Example: DEW 709\/.2\/4

  • Search by UDC classification : UDC

    Enter UDC before the UDC code if you have the UDC code for a specific publication.

  • Search by LC call number : LCN

    Enter LCN before the LC number if you have the LC number for a specific publication.

  • Search by NLM call number : NLM

    Enter NLM before the NLM number if you have the NLM number for a specific publication.

  • Search by keyword : TRF

    Enter TRF before the search term if you want to search for subject headings which have been added to the titles. Example: TRF europees parlement or TRF franse revolutie

  • Search by author-title key(4/4) : ATS

    Type the first 4 letters of the author's surname and the first 4 letters of the first word of the title. Omit definite and indefinite articles, do not omit prepositions. If a word consists of less than 4 letters then fill out with blanks. Example: to find "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway ATS hemifare Example: to find "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway ATS hemifor

  • Search by number : NUM

    Enter NUM before the ISBN or ISSN number for a specific publication.

  • Search by subject: person : PAO

    Enter PAO before the search term if you want to search for publications that deal with a specific person. Example: PAO churchill

  • Search by title words: journal : TTI
  • Search by title key : TSL
  • Search by Institute manufacturer of manuscripts : INZ
  • Search by impressum : IMP
  • Search by systematic code : SYS
  • Search by basic-code (GOO) : BCL
  • Search by dissertations : DIS

    Enter DIS before the characteristics code. Example: DIS Ad006; for an overview of the characteristics codes see the richtlijnen page.

  • Search by Uniform Resource Locator : URL
  • Search by epn : EPN
  • Search by catalogue number : CAT
  • Search by selection key : KEY
  • Search by copy date : DTM
  • Search by year of publication : JVU

    Select a year or a period according to the examples. Only publications from that year or period will be selected. You can only combine this key with other keys or use it to restrict sets. Example: all computer and JVU 1992 (in 1992), all computer and JVU >1992 (from 1992 onwards, including 1992), all computer and JVU <1994 (until 1994), all computer and JVU 1992-1994 (1992 until 1994)

  • Search by type of publication : MAT

    Enter the type of publication for which you are searching. Only publications that satisfy the material code will be selected. You can only use the material code in combination with another search key. Example: ">all computer and MAT b. Make a selection from the following material codes:

    • A

      Items

    • B

      Books

    • D

      Summaries

    • E

      Microfiches

    • G

      Audio

    • H

      Signatures

    • I

      Illustrative

    • K

      Cartography

    • L

      Letters

    • M

      Sheet music

    • O

      Online sources

    • S

      Applications

    • T

      Magazines or series titles

    • V

      Audio-visual

    • L

      Letters

  • Search by code-language : TAA
  • Search by code-geographic-area : LAN
  • Search by Additional order information : ABI