Concordia University Records Management and Archives
Audio Visual Document Database
How to use the search page
- If no criteria are entered in any field all the documents in the collection are retrieved (25 at a time).
- You may enter just a fonds/collection number in the 'Document number' field if you so choose. Doing so will restrict the results to documents in that fonds.
- If search criteria are entered in more than one field the search fields are processed using "and" logic, not "or" logic.
- Fields whose names are preceded by an asterisk support Boolean keyword searching.
How to do Boolean keyword searches
Boolean searches are NOT CASE SENSITIVE. Enter one or more
words in a Boolean search field as follows:
All search words must consist of at least three characters (not counting
any attached operators).
To indicate that all items retrieved MUST CONTAIN A WORD precede
it with an addition operator ( + ).
To indicate that all items retrieved MUST NOT CONTAIN A WORD
precede it with a subtraction operator ( - ).
Example: +miller -arthur
To indicate that A WORD IS OPTIONAL (Boolean "or")
do not precede it with any operator.
Example: soundtrack transcription
A single word without an operator is treated as a required word;
thus a search for "miller" is the same as a search for "+miller".
A WORD MAY BE TRUNCATED by appending an asterisk ( * )
to the end of the word.
To SEARCH FOR A PHRASE put the phrase in double-quotes. (You
can use " + " and " - "
with a phrase, but not " * ").
Example: +"glenn miller" +transcrip*
Hyphenated words are treated as two separate words. To search for a
hyphenated word treat it as a phrase.