Help: Search Prose

You can use the Search Prose page to restrict your search to Kafka's prose works.

From the Search Prose page you can use the Upper Toolbar to open a context-sensitive Help page or to clear the Search form. You can also use the Right-Hand Toolbar to start a new search, to switch to a different Search page, to consult general information about Kafkas Werke or to access the top-level Table of Contents page. You can access the Search Prose page by clicking the Prose icon on the Right-Hand Toolbar. Alternatively, if your last search was a Prose search, you can click the Refine Search icon on the Upper Toolbar of a page and you will be taken to the Search Prose page (your original search terms will be preserved in the Search form); or you can start a fresh search by clicking the New Search icon on the Right-Hand Toolbar. The Search Prose page allows you to search using the following fields:

You can also use Search Options to refine your search further.

Keyword

You can use the Keyword field to search for any word or phrase contained within a document. To enter terms into the search box:

For example:
Keyword: Fleischhauer
Keyword: Hotel Edthofer

When searching in the Keyword field, you can use truncation to retrieve documents containing variations on a term. If you choose to search for more than one term, you can also combine them using Boolean and proximity searching.

Title

You can use the Title field to search for any word or phrase contained in the title of a work. To enter items into the search box:

For example:
Title: Ein Bericht für eine Akademie

When searching in the Title field, you can use truncation to retrieve documents containing variations on a term. If you choose to search for more than one term, you can also combine them using Boolean and proximity searching.

Genre

You can limit a Prose search to particular genres of work. The genres available are:

To enter terms in the Genre search box:

For example:
Genre: Drucke zu Lebzeiten

Source Year

You can limit a search to works whose source for Kafkas Werke was published in a particular year or during a range of years. The default values appearing in the search boxes represent the earliest and most recent years relevant to the Kafkas Werke database.

To enter dates into the Source Year fields:

To restrict your search to a single year, type the same year into the 'From' and 'to' boxes.


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