Search by keyword
By default the search takes into account all the terms entered.
Eg.: Rimbaud Verlaine will search for Rimbaud AND Verlaine
Place a ~ or a – in front of a term to render it optional or exclude it entirely.
Eg.: Rimbaud Verlaine -Corbière will search for Rimbaud AND Verlaine WITHOUT Corbière
Connect terms in a sub-expression with the help of parentheses. It is possible to stack sub-expressions.
Eg.: ~(Rimbaud Verlaine) ~(Verlaine Corbière) will search for Rimbaud WITH Verlaine OR Verlaine WITH Corbière
Use an asterisk (*) to replace a number of characters at the end of a word.
Eg.: histo* will search for histoire, histoires, historique, etc.
Search for an exact expression made up of a number of words with the help of double quotation marks ("…").
Eg.: "au bonheur des dames"
Full text search
The following information applies only to the "Full Text" search field in the advanced search.
Use the question mark (?) to replace a character.
To do a fuzzy search, add the tilde sign (~) at the end of the word.
For a proximity search: add the tilde sign (~) followed by a number at the end of an expression in quotation marks.
Eg.: "soleil satan"~10 searches for the words soleil and satan at a distance of 10 words maximum.