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Historic Literary Criticism: Searchable Fields

A guide to all aspects of Historic Literary Criticism including content, searching, and viewing results on the new ProQuest platform.

Look Ups and Browsable Indexes

Historic Literary Criticism offers five Look ups or browsable indexes, so you can easily find spelling or format variations of, for example, an author's name or a journal title. You can find the Look up links in the advanced search page and they are available for the following searchable fields: author, publication title, subject, author as subject, author's work. For a description of these fields, please see the searchable fields table to the right. 

Note: Look ups are also available from the Command Line search (through the Look up terms link).

To use and locate a Look up or browsable index, select the field from the advanced search pull-down menu. If a Look up is available, under the search row you will see a link to theLook up. Other Look ups and browsable indexes will be listed in the Limit To section of the advanced search page.

Select the Look up link and then you will see a browsable and alphabetical index for that field. There are some indexes that will not display an alphabetical list before searching for the term, rather you will have to enter a term first, and then the alphabetical list of matches will display.

Once you locate the index term that you would like to add to your search, mark the item, and then click the Add to search button. The index term will now appear in the advanced search form along with the appropriate pull-down menu selection.

Searchable Fields

Field Name


Search Examples & Explanation



AB(allusions to music)



ALL(contemporary drama)

ALL searches for keywords in the citation and abstract. It is a full record search, but does not include a search on the full text.




AU(Scott, Evelyn)

Use to find documents written by a particular author. Try searching on both the full first name and initials in order to retrieve all publications by a specific author. Can be searched as (last name, first name) or (first name last name).

Author as subject SAU SAU(Alcott, Louisa May)
Author's Work SWK SWK(music at night)
Document text FT FT(allusions to music)

Document Title



TI(the treatment of music by novelists)

Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.

Document Type



Use this to find specific document types such as article, book, essay, and market research.





This search field looks for the eight digit International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), where available. Hyphens are optional.




Use to locate the original language of the document.

Place of publication CP CP(United Kingdom)

Publication Title


PUB(Anthropological Review)

Use to search for a specific publication such as the journal or book title.

Publication Year






Use to search for the publisher of the source such as the journal publisher.




Controlled vocabulary words, names, or phrases that describes what the document is about.