Advanced search syntax
The Book Search supports the following advanced syntax in the search for books input field. The easiest way to do this is to use theadvanced searchbe used.
The functions of theadvanced searchcan also be used directly in the search field by using theadvanced search syntaxis used. Theadvanced search syntaxcan also be used when uploading searches for registered users.
Theadvanced search syntaxalways consists of a so-calledVerb, which is preceded by the search term and by it by a "
:" (double point). For example, searches
author:brownafter all books with the author "brown" (case is generally ignored). TheVerbis in this case "author", the search term "brown"
If search terms with special characters (e.g. spaces, colon, etc.) are to be searched, these search terms must be searched by single or double quotation marks
"be framed. If these framing signs occur in the search term itself, they must be repeated in the search term. This applies to allVerbs, not only for
author, as exemplified here.
Examples of special characters:
author:"Dan Brown"Searches for the author "Dan Brown", i.e. with spaces and first names. This word sequence must occur exactly in the author's name, i.e. if the author is called "Brown, Dan", the book in question is not found with this example (here would be
author:"Elisabeth ""Nobelpreisträgerin"" Jellinek"Search for the author 'Elisabeth 'Nobel Prize winner' Jellinek'. Again, the specified text must occur exactly in the author's name and this example probably does not make sense for many book searches. The repetition of the quotation marks in the search term is demonstrated here, when searching for special characters.
FollowingVerbsare used in theadvanced search syntaxSupports:
author: Searches in the author's name, can occur multiple times, then every specified search term must occur somewhere in the author's name. Example:
title: Searches in the book title, can occur multiple times, then every specified search term must occur somewhere in the book title. Example:
isbn: Searches for the Relevant EAN (13 digits) or ISBN (10 digits). Make sure that the number is spelled correctly and the number of digits. ISBNs can also have an "X" in the last place. Only correctly entered ISBN or EAN are taken into account. There is no need to specify spaces or hyphens. In the usually case, if it is sufficient to specify a number (EAN or ISBN), the EAN starts with the number sequence "978", so it becomes interchangeable even after the corresponding ISBN (EAN and ISBNs, if the EAN starts with "978"). May only occur once in the search term. Example:
noean:yes: Searches only for bookswithoutISBN or EAN. May only occur once and has no search term.
onlyean:yes: Searches only for bookswithISBN or EAN. May only occur once and has no search term.
cover:paperback: Searches only for bound books or paperbacks. May only occur once and has no search term.
condition:used: Searches only for new or used books. May only occur once and has no search term.
source:dealer: Searches only for books from booksellers (or antiquarians) or private individuals. May only occur once and has no search term.
publisher: Searches in the publisher (resp. publisher) of the book. Only books that have been used as publisher or publisher to use the corresponding search term anywhere are displayed. If it can occur multiple times, then all search terms must match. Example:
-publisher: Searches in the publisher (resp. publisher) of the book. Only books that, as publisher or publisher, have the corresponding search term, are displayed.Nothave led the Example:
-country: Searches only for books from a particular country or that do not come from a particular country. The search term can be the 3-digit ISO code of the respective country or the name of the country. Multiple information is possible, then the book must come from one of the specified countries or must not come from one of the specified countries. Attention: The country from which the book originates does not necessarily have anything to do with the language in which the book is written. The country is usually the seat of the bookseller who sends the book. It is therefore a determining factor for the shipping costs. Example:
-currency: Searches only for books with/without certain currencies. The name of the currency (usually 3 letters) can be used as the search term. Multiple information is possible, then the book must be offered in one of the specified currency. Example:
shipping: Country of delivery. Indication as in the case of
country(ISO code). Determines the country to which the shipping costs are charged. May only happen once. Example:
-language: Searches only for books written in the specified language or not in the specified language. Currently, only "german", "english", "french" or "unknown" can be specified as the language. Caution: Determining the language in which a book is written is not reliable. Misrepresentations may be made here. If in doubt, please contact the dealer directly before purchasing. Multiple information possible. Example:
maxprice: Searches only for books with a certain minimum or maximum price without shipping costs. Only digits are allowed (the dot or dash can be used as the comma character). Indication is in €. EachVerbmay only occur once. Example:
includingshipping:yes: If this is indicated, the price information shall be
maxpriceon the price incl. shipping costs.
year: Searches for books that have been published at least or at most or exactly in the year indicated (four-digit year). EachVerbmay only occur once in the search term. Example:
edition: Searches for a specific edition, specifying only digits (no Roman numerals). May only happen once. Example:
vol: Searches for the tape. If only the minimum or maximum is specified, this is equivalent to specifying the same number for other criteria. only
volsearches for this tape. EachVerbmay only occur once in the search term. Example:
exactvol:yesIf this is the case, only results that are exactly the same as those
volhave specified scope. Is
excactvol:yesresults containing all the specified volumes, but also those that go beyond them, are also displayed.
picture:yes: Searches only for books that have a preview image. May only occur once and has no search term.
-extra: Desired or undesirable properties of the book. The search terms are currently "pod" (for reprints, Print on Demand), "firstedition" (for first edition), "signed" (for signed books), "dustjacket" (for protective cover), "ebook" (for e-books or electronic books), "audiobook" (for audiobooks), "download" (for electronic download), "subscription" (for magazine subscriptions) and "auction" (for auctions). May occur multiple times. Example:
-platform: To be questioned or non-dequirable book platforms. It can be determined which book platforms (e.g.: Amazon, E-Bay, Abebooks, etc.) should be queried or not queried. Can occur multiple times. Possible platforms Abebooks.co.uk, Abebooks.com, Abebooks.de, Abebooks.fr, Abebooks.it, Achtung-Buecher.de, Agapea.com, Alibris.co.uk, Alibris.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.de (Int.), Amazon.es, Amazon.fr, Amazon.fr (Int.), Amazon.it, Amazon.it (Int.), Antikbuch24.de, Antiquariat.de, Apple.com, APress.com (AT), APress.com (DE), APress.com (GB), APress.com (IT), APress.com (JP), APress.com (US), Archiv, Audible.de, Audiobooksnow.com, BetterWorldBooks.com, Biblicadirect.com, Biblio.com, Blackwell.co.uk, Bol.com, Book24.ru, Bookdepository.com, BookDOReille.com, Booklooker.de, Bookspot.nl, Bookspot.nl (EB), Bookspot.nl (EN), Bruna.nl, Bsigroup.com, Buchfreund.de, Buecher.de, Buecher.de (AT), Calendars.com, Casadellibro.com, Chapitre.com, Chelseagreen.com, Dodax.at, Dodax.ch, Dodax.de, Dodax.nl, Ebay.co.uk, Ebay.com, Ebay.de, Ebay.fr, Ebay.it, Ebook.de, Ebook.de (Audio), Ebook.de (EB), eBook.nl, eBooks.com (AU), eBooks.com (CA), eBooks.com (UK), eBooks.com (US), Eden.co.uk, Foyles.co.uk, google.com, Gutenberg.org, Hive.co.uk, Hugendubel.de, Hugendubel.de (EB), Hugendubel.de (TB), Ibs.it, Indigo.ca, InformIT.com, Internet-bookshop.com, Jokers.de, Lafeltrinelli.it, Lehmanns.ch, Lehmanns.de, Lehrerwelt.de, Lijsterrijk.nl, Lira.hu, Livre-Rare-Book.com, Livrenpoche.com, Lonlyplanet.com, Mann-ivanov-ferber.ru, Medimops.de, Moluna.de, Momox-shop.fr, Musicnotes.com, Nationalgallery.co.uk, Notenbuch.de, Ordnancesurvey.co.uk, Orellfuessli.ch, Orellfuessli.ch (A), Orellfuessli.ch (EB), Orellfuessli.ch (F), Orellfuessli.ch (S), Palgrave.com (DE), Palgrave.com (GB), Palgrave.com (IT), Palgrave.com (JP), Palgrave.com (US), Priceminister.com (Anc.), Priceminister.com (EB), Priceminister.com (Lit.), Priceminister.com (Manga), Priceminister.com (Oth.), Proxis.com, Pzwl.pl, Rebuy.de, Scholastic.co.uk, Springer.com (AT), Springer.com (CH), Springer.com (DE), Springer.com (GB), Springer.com (IT), Springer.com (JP), Springer.com (MX), Springer.com (US), Stanfords.co.uk, Studibuch.de, Studystore.nl, Tfaw.com, Thalia.at, Thalia.at (A), Thalia.at (EB), Thalia.at (F), Thalia.at (S), Thalia.de, Thalia.de (A), Thalia.de (EB), Thalia.de (F), Thalia.de (S), Theworks.co.uk, TrinityRoad.com, Waterstones.co.uk, Weltbild.at, Weltbild.de, Wordery.com, Zookal.com, Zvab.com are: .
keyword: Searches for the specified search term. The search term must appear anywhere in the book (author, title, description text, publisher, etc.). If it can occur multiple times, then each specified term in the book must be quoted anywhere. This is the default behavior even if there is noVerbspecified. Example:
-author: Returns only results that match the specified search termNotincluded in the author's name. If it can occur multiple times, none of the specified terms may occur. Example:
-title: Returns only results that match the specified search termNotincluded in the book title. If it can occur multiple times, none of the specified terms may occur. Example:
-: Returns only results that match the specified search termNotincluded in the If it can occur multiple times, none of the specified terms may occur. Example:
dealer: Returns only results from this trader (name or name parts). Example:
-dealer: Returns only results that match the specified search termNotas a trader. Example:
sort: Sort, determines what the results list is sorted. Possible terms are "price" (by price), "priceship" (by price plus shipping costs), "author" (by author's name), "title" (by book title), "first" (after arrival, fastest books first) and "result" (books with the most results first). If the search term is preceded by a minus "-", the sorting is reversed (descending). May only happen once. Example:
listtype: The list type determines what the results list looks like. Possible terms are "book", "result" (results, identical books are combined into results) and "result_smart" (like "result", only if there is only one result, that the book itself is immediately displayed). May only happen once. Example: