Advanced search instructions
With the advanced search, you can perform more complex searches. The advanced search features several search fields into which you can type search terms and phrases as well as Boolean search operators (AND, OR, NOT).
Every search field has a drop-down menu from which you can choose to limit the search, for example, by author, subject or publisher. Several search terms may be combined by using multiple search fields or search groups at the same time. The same Boolean operator will always be applied to the search term within a single search group (AND, OR, NOT).
Add search group — Adds a new group of search fields.
Remove search group — Removes the search group.
The relationships between several search groups are determined by using the search operators ALL groups or ANY groups.
You can limit an advanced search by language, content type or year of manufacture.
A single search may include several languages and material types.
You can further refine your search on the search results page by filtering by permissible uses or content providers.
If you want to find material from a specific region of Finland, you can choose it on the map. You can zoom in or out depending on how extensive an area you wish to include in your search. Please note that not all of the material is grouped by geographical location.
Tip! If you try searching by the name of the region, you may find more results.
Example of advanced search
Search with several search terms and groups
You want to find material on the cultural history of India or China.
- Type India into the top search field and China into the lower one.
- Make sure that you have selected the search operator With any of these (OR). Your results will display material on either China or India.
- Add a new search group by clicking on +Add search group.
- Type cultural history into the search field of the new search group.
- Finally, combine these search groups by selecting ALL groups from the drop-down menu underneath.