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PAIS Index

Searchable Fields

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


Field Name Label Search Examples & Explanation
Abstract  AB AB(rural road projects)

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   (poverty)    

Enter keyword(s) without a field code label to search the entire record.
Anywhere except full text ALL ALL(human rights)     

Searches for keywords in the citation and abstract. It is a full record search, but does not include a search on the full text.
Author AU AU(Roosevelt, Eleanor)     

Finds documents written by a particular author. Use the Look Up list to verify the various formats of the same name. 
Company/Organization  ORG ORG("World Trade Organization")      

Searches for a company or other organizations featured prominently in an article. 
Document Title TI TI(poverty and rural and Bangladesh)    

Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.
Identifier (keyword) IF IF(reconstruction)

Use this to find documents relating to a particular keyword. Identifiers/keywords are automatically generated article keywords
Document Type DType DType(Market Research)   

Finds specific document types such as article, business case, company profile, market research…
International Standard Book Number ISBN ISBN(9789292303587)      

Looks for the 12 and 13 digit International Standard Book Number (ISBN), where available. Hyphens are optional.
International Standard Serials Number ISSN ISSN(1017-6772)     

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

Specific geographic area or location.
Person  PER PER(Arendt, Hannah)      

Finds articles mentioning a person.
Publication Title PUB PUB(Journal of poverty)     

Specific publication or publications.
Publisher PB PB(Taylor & Francis)

Use to search for the journal publisher.
Resource Location RL RL(

This information will display in the field called URL.
Subject Heading(All) SU SU(rural communities)  

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(rural communities)