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Australia and New Zealand Database: Searchable Fields


The ProQuest Thesaurus is used to index the Australia & New Zealand Database subject field. Subject terms are found in the subject field and this field is part of the searchable fields table to the right. Subject terms are also commonly known as descriptors and controlled vocabulary.

In Australia & New Zealand Database there are different subject types and in addition to the all encompassing subject field, there is also a separate subject field for company/organization, person, and location. These are also included in the searchable fields table to the right.

The thesaurus allows you to find subject terms to narrow or broaden your search and is available from the Advanced and Command Line Search. If you want to run a search on a subject, but you do not know what term to use, use the thesaurus to search the controlled vocabulary. A hierarchical display is available and will give suggestions on the appropriate subject terms to add to your search.

To use the thesaurus, select the Thesaurus link from the Advanced, Command Line, or Data & Reports Search, then browse or search for subjects containing the word or beginning with the word. Mark the items that you would like to search and then select the appropriate Boolean operator to combine your items. Click the Add to search button and your terms will be placed into the search form. From there, run your search to include the subject terms (adding additional search fields and terms if needed).

Look Ups and Browsable Indexes

Australia & New Zealand Database offers six 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, subject, company/organization, person and location. 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(native title)

We use the journal-provided abstract with little or no modification, or have members from our editorial team write an abstract from scratch, drawing on the article’s text and concepts. Our team’s goal is to make the article’s point as clearly and succinctly as possible.

Abstracts are available from 1971.

Accession Number / ProQuest Document ID



Searches both the unique ProQuest document ID (applied to all documents) and the 3rd party document ID or accession number (applied to some databases such as PsycINFO).

All Fields (anywhere except full text)


ALL(native title)

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(French, Robert)

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).




Search the brief description normally accompanying an image or a photograph

Cited Author



Use to search for an author that is part of the Cited References section of a record.

Cited Document Title


CTI(indigenous rights)

Use to search for document titles that are part of the Cited References section of a record.

Cited Publication Date


CYR(October 2001)

Use to search for publication dates that are part of the Cited References section of a record.

Cited Publication Title


CPUB(Melbourne University Law Review)

Use to search for a publication title that is part of the Cited References section of a record.





Search for a company or other organizations featured prominently in an article.

Digital Object Identifiers



Search for documents with DOIs using the DOI search. It is a unique identifier assigned to a document that is registered through the International DOI Foundation.

Document Feature



Use to search for features in an article such as charts, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs.

Document Text


FT("native title")

Search for keywords in the body of the article.

Document Title




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, , book reviews, essay, and market research.





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




Use to search the issue number of a resource.




Use to locate the original language of the document.



LOC(New Zealand)

Search for a specific geographic area or location.




The NAICS code defines the economic activity of a business as defined by the US Census Bureau. This information often appears within the Company/Organization section of the record.



PER(Julia Gillard)

Use to find articles about a person.

Place of Publication



Use to locate articles published in a specific place. This will search for the city and county of publication.

Publication date



Use to find a specific publication date. Can be searched as:

 (YYYYMMDD) = (19871020)

 (YYYY and month) or (month and YYYY)= (1987 and Oct)

 (YYYY) = 1987

The use of <, >, and – are supported to specify before or after a specific date and a date range.

Publication Title



PUB(Melbourne University Law Review)

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



PB(Copyright Agency)

Use to search for the publisher of the source such as the journal publisher. In this database you will find many titles published by universities.




Use the reference search field to look for the data in a cited reference. It will search all of the main components of a cited reference (cited author, cited document title, cited publication date, and cited publication title).



​SEC(book review)

Search for documents in a specific section of a publication.

Subject Heading(All)


SU(indigenous people)

Use the subject search field to look for articles about a specific subject. A search for the subject heading “accounts,” will find articles with the subject accounts, health savings accounts or checking accounts. To run an exact subject search where only “accounts” is retrieved and not subject terms that contain additional terms, search using EXACT.





Use to search for the volume of a resource.