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Welcome to Philologic. Here are some tips to make your visit more productive:
  • We now have more so-called Tooltips on the search form. Hover over a box with your mouse, wait a moment, and you may get helpful information. In Firefox, you can install an 'add-on' called Long Titles to make the full text of these tips display.
  • Show Options: Clicking on the "Show Options" buttons gives you a listing of all the possibilities for the search field in this database. Please be patient; some of these take a few moments to generate. 'Show Options' does not execute a search; it merely lists a number of possibilities for you to enter in the adjoining search field.
  • For bibliographic fields, the Show Options function is dynamic: if you have already selected Adam as your Author and proceed to click on Show Options next to the Title field, you will see titles by Adam only.
  • 'Text object' is an umbrella term for both structural parts of texts (chapters, sections, notes) as well as less conventional units, such as character text. These fields allow you to limit your search to the notes, for example.
  • For pattern matching one may employ wildcard characters (e.g., widow* retrieves widow, widowe, widowhood, etc.). Wild cards are not necessary outside the main search field. In the author field, 'Ad', 'Ad*', 'dam', etc. all find Adam (and Adam & Adam). For fuller explanations, please consult the Philologic manual.
  • On the results pages, we have included a link to report problems and errors. If you find anything from typos, to missing chunks of text, etcetera or if you have suggestions for improvement, please let us know.
  • No results when you fully expected them? You may need to hit the 'Clear' button to make sure you do not have hidden criteria from a previous search. Also, make sure that your typed input matches the radio button for full diacritics (and all English input); no diacritics; or transliteration.
  • Transliteration: Here's the Greek alphabet in Greek and corresponding transliteration: αa βb γg δd εe ζz ηh θq ιi κk λl μm νn ξc o πp ρr σs τt υu φf χx ψy ωw.
  • Similarity searching: For this collection, helpful especially in texts that contain archaic spellings, and in texts that were produced by scanning plus optical character recognition, and that therefore contain errors. Words should be five letters or more.
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Bibiliographic Search Fields

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(e.g. '1899')

(e.g. 'Greek')

One may also use the bibliographic fields on their own to find documents and sort the results.
Text Object Search Fields

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Div Objects
(e.g. '347')

(e.g. 'notes' or 'NOT notes')