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Refining Searches in SHAKSPER
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0526.  Saturday, 3 May 1997.

From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Saturday, May 3, 1997
Subject:        Refining Searches in SHAKSPER

Dear SHAKSPERans,

I have been experimenting with the new search function.  Like the old
Database Function, there are a number of ways to refine your searches.

The basic method is to send to 
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  the command
(filling in the KEYWORD you wish without the square brackets):

Search [Keyword] in SHAKSPER

For example, if you wished to see all occurrences of "Pericles," you
would send the following message:

Search Pericles in SHAKSPER

As of today, that search would result in 81 "hits" or "matches."


You can also search using the BOOLEAN operators AND, OR, NOT:

Search Pericles AND Kinsmen in SHAKSPER

As of today, that search would result in 10 "matches."


Further, you can limit your search by DATES:

Search Pericles from 93/1/1 to 96/12/31 in SHAKSPER (55 "matches")

Search Pericles since 96/1/1 in SHAKSPER (34 "matches")


Is this fun or what?

Hardy

PS: Coming next the SHAKSPER web page with dynamic links and its own
search engine.
 

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