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Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (WPSA)

Searchable Fields

Searchable Fields

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

 

Field Name

Label

Search Examples & Explanation

Abstract

 AB

AB(election)

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

N/A

(democracy)

Enter keyword(s) without a field code label to search the entire record.

Author

AU

 

AU(Flint, Colin)

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.

Author affiliation

AF

AF(Oregon)

Use this field to retrieve documents associated to a particular institution.

Classification Codes

CC

CC(9161)

Use Classification Codes when searching business topics. Classification Codes are a fast way to precisely target a search by topic, industry or market, geographical area, or article type.

Company/Organization

ORG

 

ORG(European Parliament) 

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

Document Title

TI

 

TI(BRIC)

Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.

Identifier (keywords)

IF

IF(fuzzy set analysis)

Use this to find documents relating to a particular keyword. Identifiers/keywords are automatically generated article keywords.

International Standard Serials Number

ISSN

 

ISSN(0419-4209)

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

Location

LOC

LOC(Austin)

Search for a specific geographic area or location.

Other contributor

OAU

OAU(Berger)

Search for an other contributor.

Person

PER

PER(Obama, Barack)

Use to find articles about a person.

Publication Title

PUB

 

PUB(European history quarterly)

Use to search by a specific publication or publications.

Publisher

PB

PB(Sage Publications)

Use to search for the journal publisher.

Publisher location

PBLOC

PBLOC(London)

Use to retrieve publishers located in a specific country. This information will display in the publisher field in the full record.

Subject Heading(All)

SU

SU(development)

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

SU.EXACT(development)