Please use the search box with magnifying glass in the header of the WIFO website for a "full-text search" across the entire website. The results are structured according to the main menu items and displayed chronologically in descending order.
You may use wildcards for one or more characters:
- The wildcard for a single character is "?": Type te?t to search for all words like "test" or "text".
- As a wildcard for several characters please use "*": With test* you find all words like "test" or "tester".
Both wildcards can be used inside or at the end of the search string, but not at the beginning.
Boolean operators combination of search strings
Write "OR" between the search strings, or nothing at all, since the OR is the standard: hello OR you or hello you.
For an AND operation, put "AND" between the search strings or "+" before each of them: hello AND you or +hello +you.
To find text which in any case contains "hello" and maybe "you", then type +hello you.
Negative Boolean operators are NOT or a minus sign ("-") before the expression: hello NOT you means that "hello" shall be in the text, but not "you"; another example: NOT "hello you".
Please use "~" at the end of a single word, e.g., roam~ to search forwords such as "foam" or "roams".
Grouping of elements
To group elements, use parentheses: (hello OR you) AND me to search for all documents that contain "me" and "hello" or "you".