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Searchable Fields

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


Field Name Label Search Examples & Explanation
Abstract  AB AB(child welfare worker)

The abstract provided by the journal is reproduced with little or no modifications. If no abstract is provided, one is created by the ProQues editorial team, drawing on the article’s text and concepts.  Abstracts are available from 1987.
Accession Number AN AN(356894)

Search the unique database ID for articles and documents.
Anywhere   (Libor OR Euribor)    

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

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(Mossberg Walt)     

Finds documents written by a particular author. Use the Look Up list to verify the various formats of the same name. 
Author Affiliation AF AF(Paris)     

Finds documents written with additional author information such as institutional affiliation, location of institution, and if provided, the email address of the author. 
Cited Author CAU CAU(Greenspan)     

Searches for an author that is part of the Cited References section of a record. 
Cited Document Title CTI CTI(Mortgages)    

Search for document titles that are part of the Cited References section of a record. 
Cited Publication Date CYR CYR(October 1987)    

Searches for publication dates that are part of the Cited References section of a record. 
Cited Publication Title CPUB CPUB(economist)   

Searches for a publication title that is part of the Cited References section of a record. 
Classification Codes CC CC(1120)             

Classification Codes define business topics. They are a fast way to precisely target a search by topic, industry or market, geographical area, or article type.
Company/Organization  ORG ORG(Ford)      

Searches for a company or other organizations featured prominently in an article. 
Digital Object Identifiers DOI DOI(10.1007/s00180-010-0212-6)      

Searches for documents with DOIs using the DOI search.
Document Feature  DF DF(Chart)     

Searches for features in an article such as charts, diagrams, illustrations or photographs.
Document Number AN AN(1713554)       

Searches both the ProQuest document ID (applied to all documents) and the 3rd party document ID (applied to some databases, such as PsycINFO).
Document Text FT FT(Mortgage backed securities)    

Searches for keywords in the body of the article. 
Document Title TI TI(BRIC)    

Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.
Document Type DType DType(Market Research)   

Finds specific document types such as article, business case, company profile, market research…
Image Caption CAP CAP(Obama)     

Search the brief description usually accompanying an illustration or photograph.
International Standard Book Number ISBN ISBN(9780549687191)      

Looks for the 12 and 13 digit International Standard Book Number (ISBN), where available. Hyphens are optional.
International Standard Serials Number ISSN ISSN(00014788)     

Looks for the eight digit International Standard Serials Number (ISSN), where available. Hyphens are optional.
Issue ISS ISS(8368)     

Searches the issue number of a resource. 
Language  LA LA(Spanish)       

Original language of the document. 
Location  LOC LOC(Austin)     

Specific geographic area or location.
MeSH Subject MESH MESH(intervention studies)   

MeSH stands for Medical Subject Heading and is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus. Any record with MeSH subjects means that the record is indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed.
NAICS NAICS NAICS(334111)   

The NAICS code defines the economic activity of a business as defined by the US Census Bureau.
Person  PER PER(Christine Lagarde)      

Finds articles mentioning a person.
Product Name NP NP(Kindle)      

Finds articles mentioning a specific product.
Publication date PD PD(19871020)     

Specific publication date. 
Publication Title PUB PUB(financial times)     

Specific publication or publications.
Publisher PB PB(Positif Editions)     

Search for the publisher of the source such as the journal publisher.
References REF REF(Barnett-Hart, Anna Katherine)       

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). 
Source type SType STYPE(newspapers)     

Finds pecific source types such as books, newspapers or scholarly journals. 
Subject Heading(All) SU SU(Accounts)  

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)
Volume VO VO(100)    

Volume of a resource.