HEP-database HELP

FIND command in the preprint-database search

Use the FIND (FIN) search command to find:
       AUTHOR (A)          TITLE (T)             AFFILIATION (AF)
       TOPIC (TP)          DATE-ADDED (DADD)     EXPERIMENT (EXP)
       REPORT-NUM (R)      FIRST-AUTHOR (FA)     EPRINT (BB,BULL)
       CITATION (C)        COLLABORATION (CN)    SPICITE (VOL)
       JOURNAL (J)
Expressions in parentheses are allowed abbreviations and variations. For example, type
        FIN A DRELL                              or
        FIND TITLE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
In the AUTHOR search, use a family name (e.g., DRELL), or a combination with initials (either S. DRELL or DRELL, S. ). Note the comma following the family name.

In the TITLE search it is enough to know only one word from a title, but a search will often be more efficient if you type more than one word. The order of title-words in your request is unimportant, and you do not have to use commas to separate the words.

In the TOPIC search, you need to know the exact term associated with a certain topic. Use the BROWSE command to learn the proper term, or get the complete list of topic terms. (Find instructions HERE )

In the CITATION search type journal's code (so-called CODEN), followed by volume number, and the first-page number. For example,

        FIN C PHRVA,D4,3388
finds the HEP-database citations of the Physical Review article printed in the volume D4, beginning on the page 3388. Use the BROWSE command to learn the codens, or check the table with codens of the more popular journals.

In the AFFILIATION search use the standard "PPF-Address-List" institution's names, e.g.,

       FIN AF VIRGINIA U.
Use the BROWSE command to find the standard institution's names, or make a search in the INSTITUTIONS database.

Codens are also used in the SPICITE search. When you know a journal reference, but don't know the author(s) and title of that paper, use the SPICITE index to learn more. For example, to find more on the article published in Nucl. Phys. B163 (1980) 289, use the coden NUPHA for the journal, and type:

       FIN SPICITE NUPHA,B163,289
Note that the publication year is not used in the search request. The same result could be reproduced with the command FIND VOL NUPHA, B163,289 , because VOL is a valid variation of the SPICITE-index name.

* Several criteria may be combined into a single search command. In such a compound search the logical operators

             AND           OR           AND NOT
are used to describe how the criteria combine. For example,
       FIN T NEUTRINO AND DADD LAST MONTH        or
       FIND AUTHOR TING AND NOT AF DESY
       FIND A D GROSS AND JOURNAL NUCL PHYS

Return to the main HEP-database page, select help for the
 BROWSE or
 SHOW commands, or see instructions for
 displaying the result.

HG, 30 Dec 94