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Text Searches

Search through titles, authors, reviews, and more by simply entering any search terms. For example, to find everything on our site mentioning cats, search for cats. To exclude results mentioning dogs, search for cats -dogs. To find everything mentioning cats or dogs, search for cats | dogs.

Grouping

Search terms can be grouped using parentheses which is particularly useful when using the or operator: |. For example, to find everything mentioning New York or Chicago, search for (new york) | chicago.

Field Searches

Searches can also be narrowed to only search specific fields. For example, to find everything on our site mentioning cats in the title, search for title:cats. Similar to text searches, to exclude results mentioning dogs in the title, search for title:cats -dogs. To exclude results mentioning dogs anywhere, search for -dogs title:cats. To find everything mentioning dogs anywhere or cats in the title, search for dogs | title:cats.

Available Fields

author author:jane
Authors, editors, illustrators, and any other contributors to a book.
Applies to book reviews, book awards, and rights catalog.
binding binding:softcover
Applies to book reviews, book awards, and rights catalog.
blogger
Alias of writer.
genre genre:biography
Applies to book reviews, book awards, and rights catalog.
isbn isbn:9780989275910
Applies todd> book reviews, book awards, and rights catalog.
issue issue:winter 2014
Name of issue feature or review appeared in.
Applies to book reviews and features.
publisher publisher:university
Applies to book reviews, book awards, and rights catalog.
review-type review-type:clarion
Type of review: Clarion Review or Foreword Review.
Applies to book reviews.
rank rank:gold
Rank for Foreword INDIES finalists and winners: finalist, winner, editor's choice prize fiction, editor's choice prize nonfiction, gold, silver, bronze, or honorable mention.
Applies to book awards.
reviewer
Alias of writer.
show show:BEA 2015
Applies to rights catalog.
text text:-the
The content of the book review, foresight, insight, or feature.
Applies to book reviews, foresights (blog posts and features), insights, and book awards.
title title:cats
Title of book, blog post, or feature.
Applies to book reviews, foresights (blog posts and features), insights, book awards, and rights catalog.
type type:post
Type of content: book review, foresight (blog post or feature), insight, book award, or rights catalog.
Applies to book reviews, foresights (blog posts and features), insights, book awards, and rights catalog.
writer writer:matt
Book reviewers, bloggers, and feature authors.
Applies to book reviews, foresights (blog posts and features), and insights.

Filtering and Sorting by Attribute

Searches can be filtered and sorted by attributes. While each result can have multiple values for each field, they only have one value for each attribute. This makes it possible to do ranged searches and sort by attribute value.

For example, to find all books with 150 pages, search for pages:150. While this is useful, it is often more helpful to be able to search for a range of values. To find all books that have between 150 and 200 pages, search for pages:150..200. (Note the .. between 150 and 200.) This is a ranged search.

Ranged searches can also be performed with dates. For example, to find everything posted in 2014, you could search for posted:2014-01-01..2014-12-31. However, the same results can be achieved by searching for posted:2014. This can be expanded to find all content posted in 2014 or 2015 with posted:2014..2015.

To sort the results by a particular attribute, instead of only by relevance, simply add sort:, followed by - for descending order or + for ascending order (default), and ending with the attribute name. For example, to sort results by posted date in descending order (newest first), search for sort:-posted. Alternatively, to sort results by posted date in ascending order (oldest first), search for sort:+posted.

Available Attributes

pages pages:400..
Number of pages in book.
Applies to book reviews, book awards, and rights catalog.
posted posted:2014..2015
Date content was posted to our website.
Applies to book reviews, foresights (blog posts and features), insights, book awards, and rights catalog.
price price:..10.50
Price of book.
Applies to book reviews, book awards, and rights catalog.
published published:2013..
Date book was published.
Applies to book reviews, book awards, and rights catalog.
rating rating:4..5
Star rating of Clarion Reviews.
Applies to book reviews (Clarion only).
year year:2013
Year for Foreword INDIES finalists and winners.
Applies to book awards.

Putting Everything Together

All of these searches can be combined to narrow the results down considerably. Just remember to put general text searches at the beginning of the query. That is, title:cats dogs is not the same as dogs title:cats.

For example, to find all fiction books published since 2010 that are under $10.00, simply search for genre:fiction published:2010.. price:..10.

Or, to find every children's book that was a gold or silver winner, sorted by newest awards first, simply search for category:childrens rank:gold|silver sort:-year.

To find the most recently published gold winners under $25, silver winners under $20, and bronze winners under $15, simply search for (rank:gold price:..25) | (rank:silver price:..20) | (rank:bronze price:..15) sort:-published.