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Publication Date

Advanced (Boolean) and Custom Advanced Search Tab


  • Add publication dates and date ranges to your search:

  •   pubdate:1959
      pubdate:[1900 TO 1929]

    Guided Search in Advanced Search Tab

    In the publication date section at the bottom of the Advanced Search screen, enter from and to dates.

    screenshot of publication date  fields in the form

    • Publication date (YYYY) from 1985 to 1995 will find items published between those years inclusively.
    • Use the AND, OR, NOT Boolean operators to add or exclude additional rows of date ranges.
    • If is not necessary to enter both a from and to date. If either box is left blank, the system will supply the word min or max and search from the earliest date or to the most recent date, as appropriate.
    • If you wish to search one year, enter that date in both the from and to search boxes.

    •   pubdate:[1977 TO 1977] yields the same results as pubdate:1977
    • Use the AND, OR, NOT Boolean operators to add or exclude additional rows of date ranges.
    • Date range searches may return results containing u or x as placeholders for partial dates.
    • It is not necessary to enter dates to a guided Advanced Search.
    Last update: Tuesday, 22-Oct-2013 13:35:39 EDT