An accessible version of the Searchable Fields table is available below.
|Search Examples & Explanation
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.
|solitary confinement OR "solitary confinement"
Enter keyword(s) without a field code label to search the entire record--including the text of FT articles.
Quotation marks will immediately help narrow results to those exact two terms.
|Anywhere except full text
Searches for keywords in the citation and abstract.
Will reveal results on service dogs, hero dogs, etc.
|AU(Hoover, John) or using the Author Lookup AU("Hoover, John H.")
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.
There is a Look up feature for this field.
|CAP(photo) to reveal photos in the collection or CAP(shotgun) to reveal any time the word "shotgun" is used in a caption.
Use to search for an author that is part of the Cited References section of a record.
|Cited Document Title
Use to search for document titles that are part of the Cited References section of a record.
Use quotation marks to immediately narrow.
|Cited Publication Date
Use to search for publication dates that are part of the Cited References section of a record.
|Cited Publication Title
|CPUB(Criminology & Public Policy)
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.
There is also a Look up feature for this field.
|TI(black lives matter)
Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.
|International Standard Serials Number
Looks for the eight digit International Standard Serials Number (ISSN), where available. Hyphens are optional.
Specific geographic area or location.
Finds articles mentioning a person.
Specific publication or publications.
Looks 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).
Look for articles about a specific subject.