Newton Search Service (thin)

Service description

Limited search service for building results lists. Returns only bibliographic record id, title and database for each search result. Often used in conjunction with the Full Record Service to first build a results list and then flesh it out with further details.

Sample query (opens in new window)

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/api/voyager/newtonSearchThin.cgi?searchArg=darwin&databases=depfacaedb

Request parameters

Compulsory:

Optional:

Response

Returns only bibliographic record id, title and database for each result.

Other notes

For searchCodes with type "keyword":

Enter a plus (+) sign after the Search Code. This will turn that particular search into a Browse search. For example, entering AUTH+ would specify an Author Browse search type.

Enter an asterisk (*) after the Search Code. This will cause that search to be performed with Relevance. For example, entering CMD* will indicate a Command Search with Relevance search type.

Enter a caret (^) after an index code (such as GKEY, SKEY, TKEY, JKEY, etc.) to insert an AND operator between the strings in a search. An asterisk may be placed after this symbol to add relevance to the search.

Enter a pipe (|) after an index code (such as GKEY, SKEY, TKEY, JKEY, etc.) to insert an OR operator between the strings in a search. An asterisk may be placed after this symbol to add relevance to the search.

For searchCodes with other types:

Enter an at (@) sign following a headings search code (such as SUBJ) to make the headings search a headings keyword search. Do not combine other search type modifiers (+ or *) with the Headings Keyword modifier (@). Headings keyword searches use an implied AND operator unless quotation marks specify a phrase, or other Boolean operators are supplied by the searcher.