Searches

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EPrints has two main searches simple and advanced.

Simple search

Simple search by default provides a single text field for users to enter their search terms to search across a selection of different attributes of a publication. Typically this simple search will be included on repository's home page and/or as part of the template so users can conduct a search from any page. The simple search form can found at:

http://EPRINTS_HOSTNAME/cgi/search/simple

If you want to generate a pre-canned search the search terms are sent under the "q" parameter, e.g.

http://eprints.example.org/cgi/search/simple?q=Biological%20Science

By default the publication attributes which are search over are:

  • title
  • abstract
  • creators_name - Names of the authors of the publication
  • documents - The full text of PDF and Word documents uploaded for the publication
  • date - The primary date associated with the publication. Typically the publication date.

This set of attributes can be modified by copying EPRINTS_PATH/lib/defaultcfg/cfg.d/eprint_search_simple.pl to EPRINTS_PATH/archives/ARCHIVE_NAME/cfg/cfg.d/eprint_search_simple.pl and modifying the meta_fields section in the latter file. Other search options such as search results ordering, paging and formatting. (see Search.pl for more details).

Advanced Search

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