Advanced search

The advanced search page provides access to a wider selection of metadata fields, making it possible to create very refined searches.

These fields are grouped by resource type, with global fields (those which may apply to any resource) coming at the top of the page, and fields which are specific to a selected resource type further down.

Your ResourceSpace system may be configured so that choosing an option in one field will reveal other related fields to search in. This allows for very precise searches and can give a really useful set of results.

Unlike the simple search panel which searches only resources in the Active state, the advanced search page can be used to look for resoures in additional workflow states, depending on your user permissions.

You can also search using information about the resource which is not held in a dedicated metadata field, such as file size, extension type or the name of the person who contributed the resource. From version 9.3 admins (with permission "v") will be able to search for resources with a specific access.

As you enter search terms into the advanced search page you will notice that the view button will update to show you how many resources match that search. This can be helpful to see how the options that you have selected are changing the numbers of results.

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