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Mark | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jun 13 2012 8:27 PM

Is it possible to search the library of journals I have in a collection in order to find all articles written by a particular author in those journals?

 

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 13 2012 10:07 PM

Mark, it should be. Most, if not all, journals have author as a searchable field.

Do the following:

Where it normal says 'All Text' click and select 'Search Fields' then 'Author'. Then type the author's name in the search field and click Enter.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 14 2012 5:32 AM

Thanks.  I was unaware of that.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 14 2012 5:43 AM

I just did a search of the entire library by author on U. CASSUTO and the results came back that I had nothing in my library by that author. I also tried just Cassuto.  And yet I own a number of resources by this author.

I tried other searches for other authors and got results.  But it makes me wonder how reliable this is.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 14 2012 5:47 AM

I have done several searches now of various authors that I have in my library and the results do not reflect the resources I have in my library.  Has anyone else had issues with the search function for authors?

 

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 14 2012 7:08 AM

Mark:
I just did a search of the entire library by author on U. CASSUTO and the results came back that I had nothing in my library by that author. I also tried just Cassuto.  And yet I own a number of resources by this author.

You're not supposed to use Search for that. You're supposed to use Library. Search searches within a book (which is why this works for things like journals and dictionaries); Library searches on metadata, like author, title etc.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 14 2012 7:20 AM

Thanks.  That makes sense.

 

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