Search by field tag

In addition to using Advanced Search it is also possible to use field tags (or codes) to search specific database index fields, for example, to search for a title in the publication source field search do: “animal feed science and technology”. It’s recommended that phrases are placed in quotes for exact matching when searching using field tags.

List of all index field names and field tags

The list shows all index field names, their tag codes and the corresponding field to use in Advanced Search.

Database Field Name

Field Tag which can be used to search this field

Corresponding Advanced Search field to use to find information indexed in this field

‘All fields’ searches across all database fields in one go

'Title' field searches across ET, FT, AT in one go

'Authors/Contributors' searches across AU, ED, CA, combined

'Indexing Term' (combined Index information field which searches across DE, ID, OD, UP, GL)

Abstract

ab

Abstract

Additional title

at

Title

Author

au

Authors/Contributors

Author Affiliation

aa

Affiliation

Author email

em

Not available in Advanced Search

Broad terms

up

Indexing Term

CABICODE

cc

CABI Code

Conference Location

cl

Not available in Advanced Search

Conference Title

ct

Conference Title

Corporate Author

ca

Authors/Contributors

Country of Publication

cp

Not available in Advanced Search

Descriptor

de

Indexing Term

Document Editor

ed

Authors/Contributors.

DOI

oi

DOI

English title, article

et

Title

Geographic location

gl

Indexing Term

Identifier

id

Indexing Term

ISBN

bn

ISBN

ISSN

sn

ISSN

Item Type

it

Publication Type of Abstract record

Language of summary*

ls

Language of Summary

Language of text*

la

Language of Text

Location of Publisher

lp

Not available in Advanced Search

Organism descriptor

od

Indexing Term

Publisher name

pb

Publisher Name

Record number/PAN

pa

Record number/PAN

Sequence Code

sc

CABI Product (sc code) (See full list here)

Source publication

do

Source publication

Web URL

ur

Not available in Advanced Search

Year of Publication

yr

Year

*To search for languages, please use the ISO language codes.

For example to search for 'Language of text' English, use this query:

<la:en>

For example to search for 'Language of text' Spanish, use this query:

<la:es>

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