How to SEARCH
In addition to the recordings indexes it is now possible to search for recordings and to create your own indexes for printing, etc.
This describes how to use the new search engine to search for recordings, and how to get the results you want.
The easiest way of searching is to just type in the text (or a substring) you're searching for in the 'Search for' box, and to select the desired field you wish to search. Fields can be All field, Title, Conductor, Orchestra & soloists, Music titles, Cue titles, and record Label.
The search engine will then look for an exact match of this text in the specified field. Differences in case (upper, lower) are ignored.
Psychoin the title field will find all recordings with the word 'Psycho' in the title. A search for
PSYCHOwill give the same result.
Psychoin the music titles field will find all recordings of music from Psycho.
The Man Who Know Too Muchor
The Man Who Knewin the music titles field will find all recordings of music from The Man who Knew Too Much.
Music category and years
It is also possible to limit the search by specifying a music category (All music, Concert, Radio, Film or Television music) or recording year(s). Recording years can be specified either as one single year, or a period from one year to another.
1996will limit the search to recordings made in 1996.
1979will limit to recordings made in the 1970s.
*(asterisk) will limit to recordings made in 1990 or later.
Note that this is the year of recording, not release. A recording made in 1969 and released in 1996 will not appear in a search limited to 1996.
A more advanced way to search is to include switches or field names in the search text, and to specify more than one search text. A search text including one or more switches will be treated as an advanced search (not a simple search).
Note: for an advanced search, search texts containing more than one word must be enclosed in quotes (like "Citizen Kane" or 'Citizen Kane'), or the words must be linked with a + (plus) character (like Citizen+Kane).
The following switches are defined. Note that some of the switches have no meaning if only one search text is specified.
|+text||required||the text must be found in the field|
|-text||excluded||the text must not be found in the field|
|?text||or||the text can be found in the field; like ?text1 text2, will find recordings with text1 or text2 in the field; if used with other switches the '?' is not needed|
|field=text||field specific||search the specified field (not the one selected in the field box); this can be combined with the +, - or ? switch; the fields are: title, cond, orch, solo, music, cue, and any|
|search text||selected field||result|
|+Psycho +Marnie||music titles||recordings containing music from both Psycho and Marnie|
|+Psycho -Marnie||music titles||recordings containing music from Psycho, but not containing music from Marnie|
|?Psycho Marnie||music titles||recordings containing music from Psycho or music from Marnie|
|Psycho ? Marnie||music titles||(same as previous)|
|Have Gun Will Travel||music titles||recordings containing music from 'Have Gun, Will Travel'; since no swithes are specified this is considered a simple search|
|?Have Gun Will Travel||music titles||recordings with music that contain one of the words 'Have', 'Gun', 'Will' or 'Travel' in the title; will find both 'Have Gun, Will Travel' and 'Williamsburg'|
|?"Have Gun Will Travel"||music titles||recordings containing music from 'Have Gun, Will Travel'|
|+Sedares -music="Daniel Webster"||conductor||recordings conducted by Sedares, but not containing music with 'Daniel Webster' in the title (The Devil and Daniel Webster)|
|+cond=Sedares -music=Daniel+Webster||(whatever)||(same as previous)|
Several display options can be selected to change the way the results are displayed.
You can display the results in three ways. Simple is one line for each entry, Normal is the standard index format, and Extended is a variation on Normal.
The results can be sorted by year or title.
Cover images can be included in the results. You can select to have all covers or only the original covers displayed. You can also select the size of the images (tiny, small or large). When images are selected the display type will automatically switch to Extended.
Please note that a large result with all cover images displayed might take a long time to download.
If you like, you can hide any OST links in the results.
You can also make the results taggable. Meaning that you can tag selected entries in the result, and later make an index of the tagged entries. Tags are maintained during multiple searches and are only reset if you select 'New Search'.
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