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Diversity Collection

Searchable Fields

An accessible version of the Searchable Fields table is available below.


Field Name Label Search Examples & Explanation
Abstract  AB AB(community policing)

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.
Anywhere (default) drug busts OR "drug busts"

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 ALL ALL(dogs)

Searches for keywords in the citation and abstract.

Will reveal results on service dogs, hero dogs, etc. 
Author AU 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.
Document Title TI TI(black lives matter)

Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.
International Standard Serials Number ISSN ISSN(01419870)     

Looks for the eight digit International Standard Serials Number (ISSN), where available. Hyphens are optional.
Location  LOC LOC(Michigan)     

Specific geographic area or location.
Publication Title PUB PUB(Department of Justice Documents)     

Specific publication or publications.
Subject Heading(All) SU SU(prison)  

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.       

SU.EXACT(accounts)