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Glossary of search regions

Most searches in our texts allow you to select from among one or more "regions," or distinct areas of a work, to search within. All those regions that are available for searching are described in the table below, ordered by search type. Please note that, as you select more than one collection for searching, the list of available regions is adjusted to reflect the intersection of regions available for those collections

Search Type Regions Region Description
basic acts All act content, including stage directions and speect text.
basic first line The first line of any poem.
basic full text All work content and all titles. This region is the cumulation of all other regions.
basic page All content within a single page.
basic poems All content within a single poem.
basic scenes All scene stage directions and speech text.
basic section and work titles Any work title and all section and subsection titles
basic speeches All speech content.
basic work All page content in the entire work.
bibliographic author The author of a work.
bibliographic bibliographic All bibliographic information about the work, including work title, author, and original source publication information.
bibliographic bibliographic All bibliographic informationabout the work, including work title, author, and original source publication information.
bibliographic bibliographic All bibliographic informationabout the work.
bibliographic title The main title of a work.
boolean/proximity acts All act content, including stage directions and speect text.
boolean/proximity chapters All content contained within any single chapter
boolean/proximity lines All content within any single line
boolean/proximity pages All content within a single page.
boolean/proximity paragraphs All content within any single paragraph.
boolean/proximity plays All content within any single play.
boolean/proximity poems All content within a single poem.
boolean/proximity scenes All scene stage directions and speech text.
boolean/proximity speeches All speech content.
boolean/proximity volumes This region is the cumulation of all other regions.
boolean/proximity works All work content and all titles. This region is the cumulation of all other regions.
word index author The author of a work
word index full text All work content.
word index title The main title of a work

 




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Last updated: 02/18/2003