Refining Searches in SHAKSPER
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0526. Saturday, 3 May 1997.
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Saturday, May 3, 1997
Subject: Refining Searches in SHAKSPER
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
(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?
PS: Coming next the SHAKSPER web page with dynamic links and its own