A basic search will use the key term entered to search through a number of metadata fields associated to each archived record and return results on a hit list page.
To perform a basic search:
- Enter a search term into the search bar at the top of any FINA Digital Broadcast Archive page.
- Press the search icon or hit return on your keyboard to perform the search query.
- The results will be returned on a search results page.
- Filter the results by selecting the fields (Content Type, City, Event Year and Event Name) on the right side of the page.
- Use the 'Sort by' drop down filter at the top of the page to display the results according to the relevant options.
- Use the paginated numbering system (1,2,3,5 etc) and the 'Next' and 'Last' links at the top and bottom of the page to browse more pages if more than one page of results is retrieved.
Search for a single word by typing that word in the search window and clicking 'Search'
Search for a phrase or a group of words by surrounding the phrase with double quotes e.g. "Katinka Hosszu"
To find words within a specific distance away from a phrase or a proximity search, use the tilde, "~", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a "apache" and "jakarta" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:
Clicking 'Jump To' in the desired file will show the search term in the filter box for the annotations,
removing the ~10 from text in the filter box will give the valid hits.
? is a single character wildcard. te?t would match both test and text.
* is a multiple character wildcard. *tes* would match test, testing, and tester.
Typing * in the search field returns all files.
You can use wildcard characters in the middle of a term. For example:
te*t would match test and text.
*est would match pest and test.
OR either (or both) terms are present for a match
AND both terms on either side of the operator must be present for a match
NOT the following term will not be present in the search
To search for files that contain either "thomas daley" or just "daley," use the query:
"thomas daley" OR daley
The Boolean Operator +
The + symbol (also known as the "required" operator) requires that the term after the + symbol exist somewhere in a field in at least one file in order for the query to return a match.
For example, to search for files that must contain "jakarta" and that may or may not contain "lucene," use the following query:
The Boolean Operator AND
The AND operator matches files where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single file.
To search for files that contain "jakarta apache" and "Apache Lucene," use either of the following queries:
"jakarta apache" AND "Apache Lucene"
The Boolean Operator NOT
The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT.
The following queries search for documents that contain the phrase "jakarta apache" but do not contain the phrase "Apache Lucene":
"jakarta apache" NOT "Apache Lucene"
The Boolean Operator -
The - symbol or "prohibit" operator excludes files that contain the term after the - symbol.
For example, to search for files that contain "jakarta apache" but not "Apache Lucene," use the following query:
"jakarta apache" -"Apache Lucene"
Use parentheses to group clauses to form sub-queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the Boolean logic for a query.
The query below searches for either "jakarta" or "apache" and "website":
(jakarta OR apache) AND website
To perform a fuzzy search, that delivers results near the term searched for, use the ~ symbol.
~ followed by a number determines the number of change steps in the search range from the original term searched for.
For example, Daley~2 will give results for Haley, Daley, Riley, Dale, Hale, etc.
To only search for a term in the annotations field use: annotations:term in the search window.
For example: annotations:50m will only show files with 50m in the annotations field.
searching for: -annotations:50m will only show files NOT containing 50m in the annotations field.