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A search by key word. How can I conduct a search by key word?


Using key words in a simple way

To search: Conduct this search: Example:
Items that contain a key word
- Select « One word » - Enter your word America
Result: all items that contain the word « America »
Item that contains at least one of both key words
- Select « One word » - Enter both words and separate them with a blank New York
Result: all items that contain the word « New » but also « New York » or « York » or « New »
Item that contain both words for which the order isn't important
- Select « All words » - Enter both words and separate them with a blank New York


Result: all items that contain the words « New York » but also « York New »
Item that contain both words in a precise order - Select « Exact sentence » - Enter both words in the right order and separate them with a blank New York

Result: all items that contain the words « New York » in the exact order.
Items that contain the beginning of a word
- Select any search mode
- Enter the beginning of a word (at least three letters) followed by a star.
Brit*

Result: all items that contain words that start with
« Brit » like « Great-Brittain», « Britton », « Brittish », ... Note: you will need at least three letters to conduct a search.


Advanced use


The Delcampe search engine can also be used in a more precise way by avoiding certain key words.

Using the operator « & »

This operator means « and ». When entering « New & York », you will get all items of which the title contains « New » and « York », in random order. This search method corresponds to « All words ».

Using the operator « | »

This operator means « or ». When entering « New | York » you will get all items of which the title contains « New » or « York », in random order. This search method corresponds to « One word ».

Using the operator « - »

This operator means « without ». When entering « New-York » you will get all items of which the title contains « New », but not the word « York ».

Using the operator « "" » (Quotation marks)

This operator is for finding an exact expression. When entering « "New York" » you will get all items of which the title contains « New York » in the exact order. This search method corresponds to « Exact sentence ».

Mixing operators

The search option « Advanced Syntax » allows you to mix search operators in one search.

  • For example, when entering « Cathedral Paris|Brussels|London », you will get all items of which the title contains « Cathedral » and « Paris », « Brussels » or « London ».
  • The operation with composed names is specific. The operator « - » means « without » so you will have to write the composed names between quotation marks. For example, to search for items for which the title contains the French city « St-Tropez » or « Saint-Tropez », you will have to enter « "St-Tropez" | "Saint-Tropez" ».