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Searching in swissbib

Server incl. Path

Common search arguments

Code Description
lng= UI language (optional)
sort= Sort-type (optional)
type= search field (optional)
lookfor= search term (mandatory)
filter= filter query (optional)
limit= amount of results (optional)

Common values

Language

Value Description Example
en English lng=en
fr French lng=fr
it Italian lng=it
de German (default) lng=de

sort

Value Description Example
relevance relevance (default) sort=relevance
publishDateSort+desc newest title first sort=publishDateSort+desc
publishDateSort+asc oldest title first sort=publishDateSort+asc
author_sort+asc author name (A-Z) sort=author_sort+asc
author_sort+desc author name (Z-A) sort=author_sort+desc
title_sort+asc title (A-Z) sort=title_sort+asc
title_sort+desc title (Z-A) sort=title_sort+desc

search field type

The following list shows the most common search types. You get a full list in the configuration file 'searchspecs' available through the public github repository.

Value Description Example Allowed values
AllFields all fields (default) type=AllFields&lookfor= any alphanumeric character URLencoded, words and phrases (with quotation marks)
Author author words type=Author&lookfor= any alphanumeric character URLencoded, words and phrases (with quotation marks)
Title title words type=Title&lookfor= any alphanumeric character URLencoded, words and phrases (with quotation marks)
JournalTitle journal title words type=JournalTitle&lookfor= any alphanumeric character URLencoded, words and phrases (with quotation marks)
Series series title words type=Series&lookfor= any alphanumeric character URLencoded, words and phrases (with quotation marks)
Subject subject words type=Subject&lookfor= any alphanumeric character URLencoded, words and phrases (with quotation marks)
ISN ISBN,ISSN,DOI,URN type=ISN&lookfor= ISBN/ISSN without hyphens
CallNumber call numbers type=CallNumber&lookfor= call numbers complete or truncated
ctrlnum system number type=ctrlnum&lookfor= prefix plus number without spaces and brackets

filter type

Value Description Example Allowed values
institution library code filter=institution%3A%22{LIBRARY CODE}%22 replace {LIBRARY CODE} with swissbib library code complete or truncated
union network code filter=union%3A%22{UNION CODE}%22 replace {UNION CODE} with swissbib network code complete or truncated
format format code filter=format%3A%22{FORMAT CODE}%22 replace {FORMAT CODE} with swissbib format code complete or truncated

Limit

Value Description Example
5,10,20,40,60,80,100 result list size limit=50

Examples

«All fields» minimal

«All fields» with library filter

https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?filter=institution%3A%22A100%22&lookfor=hannes+meier

«All fields» with special sort, longer list and English interface

https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lng=en&sort=publishDateSort+desc&limit=60&lookfor=meier

«All fields» with special sort, English interface and filtered by library

https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lng=en&sort=title_sort+asc&limit=40&filter=institution%3A%22B400%22&lookfor=rumelien

Search for ISBN

https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?type=ISN&lookfor=9783932512667

Search for ISSN

https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?type=ISN&lookfor=21142068

Search for DOI

https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?type=ISN&lookfor=10.3931/e-rara-3722

Search for local system number of IDS Basel/Bern (IDSBB)005284534

https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lng=de&sort=relevance&type=CTRLNUM&lookfor=IDSBB005284534

Search for single library

https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?filter=institution%3A%22ZBSO%22

Backlink to swissbib

https://www.swissbib.ch/Record/00511313X