EdITLib uses a standard boolean (AND, OR, NOT) search engine based on Lucene. You can make searches similar to those on any other search engine:
- John Smith
- classroom AND virtual environments
- "second life"
In addition to using "AND" or "NOT", you can use the plus sign (+) or minus sign (-) in place of AND or NOT:
- +knowledge +management is the same as knowledge AND management
- "social networks" -twitter is the same as social networks NOT twitter
You can limit the scope of a search by using the following fields: title, author, before, after.
For example, to search for articles written by John Smith, you could search for author:"John Smith" or author:John author:Smith.
To search for papers with "English" in the title you could search for title:English; for articles written by someone with the last name English you'd use author:English.
To filter by date, enter the date in yyyy-mm-dd format, as in before:2013-09-17 or after:2010-03-17.
As a Solr search engine, the EdITLib search engine should support many of the advanced features of Solr.