Following are the most common abbreviations used by the ALEPH
command language. For a complete list, see Search in the Help.
DDC - Dewey
TIT - Title
AUT - Author
SUB - Subject
SRS - Series
WRD - Words
WFT - Words from format
WTI - Words in title field
WAU - Words in author field
WPL - Words in place field
WPU - Words in publisher field
WLN - Words in language field
WSU - Words in publisher field
WST - Words in status field
WYR - Year of publication
WCL - Words in collocation
WSL - Libraries codes
WBA - Base
TXT - Words in digitalized indexes of volumes and journals
BAR - Barcode
SYS - System number
Codes have to be followed by the equal sign: ex. WTI=promessi sposi
To make a search using the library code you are interested in, retrieve it from libraries codes.
Lowercase letters will find matches of capitalized words also.
For instance, computer will find matches either for computer, Computer
and COMPUTER, BANK will find matches either for Bank, bank and BANK.
Boolean operator AND is assumed between words.You may use the Boolean operators AND,
OR and NOT in your search string. For example, if you type (heart OR cardiac) AND surgery the system will retrieve all records that contain
heart o cardiac.
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
In the search TXT - Words in digitalized index of volumes and journal is NOT possible to use the charactes ? to hide parts of word.