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yyyy (Use ? for truncation when not using from/to)

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Example: wau=longley and (wti=elect? or politic?) searches for works with Longley as an author and titles containing words starting with either elect or politic.

Following are the most common abbreviations used by the ALEPH command language.

WRD - Words
WTI - Words in title field
WAU - Words in author field
WPU - Words in publisher field
WSU - Words in subject field
WYR - Year of publication
WUT - Words in uniform title field
WPL - Words in place field
WPU - Words in publisher field
WMP - Words or numbers in music publisher field
WGA - Words in geographical area
WNO - Words in notes fields
WNC - Words in content notes
WUR - Words in URL field
WGF - Name of donor
WLC - Collection code (see codes below)
WLG - Primary language of the item (three-letter code)
WLN - Language included in the item (three-letter code)
List of three-letter language codes
SYS - System number

Lowercase letters will find matches of capitalized words also. For example, computer will find matches for computer, Computer and COMPUTER.

Boolean AND is assumed between words. You may use the Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT in your search string. For example, you could type heart or cardiac to retrieve all records having heart or cardiac in them.

Codes for some separate collections in the library example: wlc=score
KRUSE = Kruse Collection
LINC = Lincoln Reading Room
MDR = Milwaukee-Downer Room
USDOC = Federal Documents
MEDIA = Media
SCORE = Score Collection
WICOL = Wisconsin Collection
REFLC = Reference Collection

Use the ? character to find matches that contain portions of words. For example, gun? will retrieve gun, guns, gunners, gunnery, gunning, etc.

In another example, ? ology will retrieve anthropology, archaeology, psychology, etc.

The ? character may also be used to find variant spellings. For example, alumi?m will find both the American spelling, aluminum, and the British spelling, aluminium.

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