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Advanced Search is useful to set multiple search conditions. You can also filter and classify the information in the facet as in Basic Search.

Advanced Search

  1. Having the "Select Contents" pull-down menu set to "all," type a search word and select the scope and conditions.
  2. In the search boxes below, type in a word. You can select the scope as [headword] or [full text], and also the search conditions as [AND] [OR] [NOT] and [exact match] [prefix match] [suffix match] [partial match].
  3. Click the Search button.

"Select Contents" menu

If you click on "Select Contents," a pull-down menu will appear. By selecting the content, you will advance to the search page of the content selected.

Select contents menu ▲Here we select "Encyclopedia Nipponica"

Advanced Search page of "Encyclopedia Nipponica"

「日本大百科全書」の詳細検索ページ ▲in the facet on the left side of the page you can filter the search results to categories.

The classification categories in the facet will change depending on the content.

 Contents which permit Advanced Search 【As of December 2019】
  • Encyclopedia Nipponica
  • Sekai Daihyakkajiten
  • Encyclopedia of Japan
  • Unabridged Japanese Dictionary
  • Ji-tsu
  • Kadokawa Kogo Daijiten
  • Encyclopedia of Japanese History
  • Japanese Historical Place Names
  • Kadokawa Nihon Chimei Daijiten
  • Kaisha Shikiho
  • Weekly Economist
  • Toyo Bunko
  • Japanese Classical Literature
  • Collection ≪Que sais-je?≫
  • Kokka Taikan〈Vocabulary search〉
  • Kokka Taikan〈Phrase search〉
  • Nihon Kindai Bungakukan (Taiyo, Bungei Kurabu, Koyukai Zasshi, Kindai sakka genkoshu)
  • Fuzoku Gaho
  • Gunsho Ruiju series
  • Bijutsu Shinpo
  • Toyo Keizai Archives
  • Kobunso Taika Koshomoku
  • Jinbutsu Sosho
  • Kamakura Ibun
  • Bungeishunju Archives
  • Shintei Zoho Kokushi Taikei

You can also select the content from the Advanced Search pull-down tab at the top of the page.


TIPSDifference between "Select Contents" pull-down and Contents Facet

When you already know which content you want to search, it is useful the "Select Contents" pull-down of the Advanced Search, where you can select the contents in the facet, so you will be able to search in depth about one content. When you search from the Basic Search or the Advanced Search (with all the contents selected), you will be able to cross-search multiple contents, and then filter the contents. When you do not know in which content your search word may belong, it is recommended to first search from the Basic or Advanced Search page, and then filter the search results.

TIPSHow to use the Boolean searching [AND] [OR] [NOT]

  • [AND]: is used when you want to search for information which contains all the words typed in the box.
  • [OR]: is used when you want to search for information which contains one or the other word typed in the box.
  • [NOT]: is used when you want to exclude the typed word in the search information.

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