How to do Advanced Search in eBooks, Notes & Annotations?

Search a topic within 1000's of volumes, your Notes or Annotations in a matter of seconds.

Let's see how to do search using the intelligent 'Advanced Search'.

The Advanced Search Feature on Tablet/Mobile

Advanced Search Feature on Tablet/Mobile
The advanced search icon is available at the top of your screen (4th from the library icon), once you tap on it, you will see all the four search methods and search area.

The Advanced Search Feature on Web/PC

Advanced Search Feature on Web/PC
The advanced search icon is available at the top of your screen (2nd from the library icon), once you click on it, you will see all the four search methods, View filter, Category Of Books, Search This Set and Search Area.

Real-Time Search Only on EBC Reader
Real-Time Search Only on EBC Reader
Search within EBC Reader, not only searches downloaded book results but all the books in your library. This enables you to instantly search every book, annotation or note, irrespective of whether you have downloaded it on your device. Thus allowing you instant access to your entire library, without limiting it to device space restrictions etc.

Search Within Your Notes
Search Within Your Notes
Every time you search, EBC Reader Advanced Search will also search those keywords within your notes. Making it easier to refer to past work or ideas that you may have put together and build on it in your research while making no extra effort to search for it. Thus saving you a lot of time and effort.

Search Within Your Annotations
Search Within Your Annotations
Every time you search, EBC Reader Advanced Search will also search through all your highlights, underlines by pen or pencil, copy selection as well as bookmarks. Making it easier to refer to earlier highlights across your entire e-library, thus building on past research or ideas, thereby customising your search. Thus saving you a lot of time and effort.

Default Plural Search
Default Plural Search
EBC Reader will search for plurals of keywords entered by default in your search keywords. This allows you to save time by, not having to search for plural keywords for each alternative of your search, for example, a keyword, crime will also search for; crime, crimes. Similarly for man/men, woman/women, witness/witnesses etc.

GROUP RESULTS BY CHAPTER or BOOK

Group Results By Book
Group results by book, allows you to find results within the same book, limiting it to upto 1 result per chapter. Thus allowing you to understand all the places within a book, where the relevant result may be found.

Group Results By Book on Tablet/Mobile

Group Results By Book on on Web/PC

Group Results By Chapter
Group results by chapter, allows you to find results within chapters of different books, arranged by the relevance of results. This allows you to find all the relevant results even at the specific places within the chapter, allowing your results to be much more detailed while navigating you instantly to the relevant result!

Group Results By Chapter on Tablet/Mobile

Group Results By Chapter on Web/PC

SEARCH METHODS

Search Approach: Proximity/Boolean Search - Search by ‘All Words’

Search by ‘All Words’ on Tablet/Mobile

Search by ‘All Words’ on Web/PC

Step 1: Type the keywords here, for example: "FIR is substantive evidence"

Step 2: Select 'All Words' as the search type.

Step 3: Select proximity as needed.

Step 4: Select the pre-defined search area, then hit 'Search'.

Search Results:Proximity/Boolean Search Method

Search Results - Proximity/Boolean Search Method on Tablet/Mobile

Search Results - Proximity/Boolean Search Method on Web/PC
Step 1: Search results for 'FIR is substantive evidence' will be displayed on your screen.

Step 2: You can sort your results as per Chapter/Book view.

Search Approach: By Phrase - Search by ‘Phrase’

Search by ‘Phrase’ on Tablet/Mobile

Search by ‘Phrase’ on Web/PC
Step 1: Type the 'Phrase' here like for example "De Novo" or "Euthanasia entails the use"

Step 2: Select 'Exact Phrase' as the search type.

Step 3: Select the pre-defined search area, then hit 'Search'.

Search Results: By Phrase

Search Results - Phrase Method on Tablet/Mobile
Search Results - Phrase Method on Web/PC

Step 1: Search results get listed for 'Euthanasia entails the use'.

Step 2: You can sort your results as per Chapter/Book view.

Search Approach: Any Words - Search by ‘Any Words’

Search by ‘Any Words’ on Tablet/Mobile
Search by ‘Any Words’ on Web/PC
Step 1: Type the search keywords here like: Kashmir Reorganisation Act.

Step 2: Select 'Any Words' as the search type.

Step 3: Select proximity as per your needs.

Step 4: Select the pre-defined search area, then hit 'Search'.

Search Results: Any Words

Search Results - Any Words Method on Tablet/Mobile

Search Results - Any Words Method on Web/PC

Step 1: Search results get listed for Kashmir Reorganisation Act.

Step 2: You can sort your results as per Chapter/Book view.

Search Approach: Wildcard - Search by ‘Wildcard’

Search by ‘Wildcard’ on Tablet/Mobile
Step 1: Type keywords with operators or modifiers such as- ? * ~.

Search by ‘Wildcard’ on Web/PC
Step 2: Select 'Wildcard' as the search type.

Step 3: Select the pre-defined search area, then hit 'Search'.

Search Results: Wildcard
Search Results - Wildcard Method on Tablet/Mobile

Search Results - Wildcard Method on Web/PC
Step 1: Search results get listed for 'Wom?n'.

Step 2: You can sort your results as per Chapter/Book view.

SEARCH AREA

Search by Set - Search only in a Specific Set
Search only in a Specific Set on Tablet/Mobile

Search only in a Specific Set on Web/PC]
Step 1: With EBC Reader Advanced Search, you can limit your search results to a single set of books, for example like C.K. Thakker "Code of Civil Procedure" in 6 volumes and search through only that set.

Step 2: Click on 'Done' to view results.

FILTER SEARCH RESULTS

Filter Search results - Search Result Filters: By View (Books, Annotations, Notes)

Filter Search 'View'

Filter Search 'View' on Tablet/Mobile

Filter Search 'View' on Web/PC
Step 1: Filter what you want to see in your search results "View" i.e. you can add or remove Books, Annotations, Notes results as required to focus on any one area.

Step 2: Click on 'Done' to view results.

Search Result Filters: By Category Of Books

Search Result Filters: By Category Of Books on Tablet/Mobile

Search Result Filters: By Category Of Books on Web/PC
Step 1: Thus you can choose to search within books, or bare-acts or both. Thus enables the reader to refine the search and the relevance of the results.

Step 2: Click on 'Done' to view results.
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