Search tips for audio and video files
- Umlauts (ä, ö, ü) are recognized
- Parentheses ( ) and quotation marks " " are recognized
- Search function is not case sensitive (uppercase or lowercase)
- Use an asterisk (*) at the end of a word to execute a fuzzy search
- Use a question mark (?) anywhere as a substitute for an unknown letter
- For media names containing multiple keywords, separate keywords with spaces
- Use the "selection by format" field at the top of the search menu to limit your search to audio or video files"
Searching for multiple terms simultaneously
Separate all terms with a blank space. The search engine automatically links them using "and," so that each hit will contain all terms
Wild cards / Fuzzy searches
Use an asterisk (*) anywhere within a word:
The asterisk replaces multiple letters. "Demograph*" will return media with titles containing "demography," "demographic" or "demographics." It is important to use an asterisk for truncated words; searching for "demograph" will generate no hits.
The asterisk can also be used within words. Inputting "demogra*y" will also return "demography."
Use the question mark (?) as a wild card for individual letters:
"Schmi?t" returns both information on "Schmidt" and on "Schmitt."
Format selection You can use the format option to search all types of media or limit your search to audio or video files. If not limits are specified, the search engine automatically searches all types of media.
Initiating a search To begin a search, click on the "search" button.
Results Search results are listed according to relevance, with the hits that most closely match your input listed first.