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Using the Digital Library

This digital library is powered by Apache Lucene which provides the possibility to do advanced queries as well as simple ones. 

In the following we just give a few examples of the numerous possibilities supported by the search engine and detailed in Lucene documentation.

Search examples

Searching documents containing the term trochus, the phrase "French Polynesia" and not the term Vanuatu :

Searching documents containing either "deep water" or "deep bottom" in the title

Searching bulletins in French from 1992 to 2000


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Metadata from the SPC Coastal and Oceanic Fisheries Programmes Digital Library are freely available for re-use providing


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