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The search window is divided into four sections:
-  Lugt number
-  Name and location of the collection
-  Description of the mark
-  Search keywords in the articles

The search criteria Name and location of the collection and Description of the mark can be used together in combined searches by filling in the fields in white.
The search criteria Lugt number and Search keywords in the articles cannot be used in combined searches with the other criteria, which, in this case, are greyed out.
The default operator is AND (the search yields intersecting terms).
If your search fails to obtain any results, consider widening your search by deleting a criterion.


Lugt number
A Lugt number search allows a mark to be found according to the number under which it is listed in the two volumes of Les marques de collections. The Lugt number is made up of the letter “L” followed by an alphanumeric sequence. It is possible to enter the alphanumeric sequence alone or else preceded by the letter “L”, followed or not by a full stop, and followed or not by a space (e.g. 123, L123, L 123, L.123, L. 123).
The number refers to a single mark. Find out more

To carry out a search, simply enter a number sequence then click on the ‘search’ button at the bottom of the page or the ‘Enter’ key on your keyboard.

This search criterion cannot be combined with other search criteria.


Name and location of the collection
A Name search can find a mark or set of marks that is, or has been, attributed to a collection. Find out more

To carry out a search, simply enter the relevant name (e.g. Mond, Robert Ludwig; Bibliothèque nationale de France).
It is also possible to enter a sequence of characters (minimum of three) contained in the name you are searching for, then: either select a specific term in the scroll-down list, or else select all the names containing the sequence of characters you are searching for by clicking directly on the ‘search’ button at the bottom of the page or on the keyboard’s ‘Enter’ key. (e.g. Mariette + ‘search’ will yield a result consisting of all the marks for the different persons named Mariette).
N.B.: The scroll-down list may present up to 20 terms. It is thus necessary to either enter more characters in order to have fewer than 20 responses, or else select the ‘search’ button (to call up all the terms containing the sequence of characters entered).

Location refers to both the locations where collectors carried out their activities and the locations where collections are held. These locations (country, city or place names) are expressed according to their common name in French (e.g. Dantzig).

To carry out a search, simply enter the name you are looking for.
It is also possible to enter a sequence of characters (minimum of three) contained in the name you are searching for, then: either select a specific term in the scroll-down list, or else select all the names containing the sequence of characters you are searching for by clicking directly on the ‘search’ button at the bottom of the page or on the keyboard’s ‘Enter’ key.

The name and location search criteria can be used in combined searches as well as being used simultaneously with the Description of the mark criterion.
The default operator is AND (the search yields intersecting terms).
If your search fails to obtain any results, consider widening your search by deleting a criterion.


Description of the mark
The Description of the mark criterion allows a search to be made according to a mark’s description and iconography by filling in different fields concerning the content and appearance of the mark: text, image, technique, colour. Find out more

To carry out a search in the Text field, start off by selecting a criterion from the scroll-down list. If initial or word is selected, choose the relevant type of alphabet in the second scroll-down list. It is then possible to either click on the ‘search’ button at the bottom of the page, or to enter the character or sequence of characters corresponding to your search. Search results will list entries containing the characters you enter, whether they constitute a full text or part of a text, and appearing in any order. For example, an initial (Latin alphabet) search for “ab” will call up all marks containing an “a” initial and a “b” initial, such as “AB”, “BA”, or even “ABC”, “CBA”, and so on. Similarly, when making a word (Latin alphabet) search, the entry “legs Granet” (bequest Granet) or “Granet legs” (Granet bequest) will call up the same number of marks, corresponding to the marks where the two words are both found. Next click on the ‘search’ button at the bottom of the page, or else combine this criterion with another one.
To carry out a search in the Image and Technique fields, first of all select a criterion in the scroll-down list, then choose another criterion in the second scroll-down list in order to eventually narrow the search. Next click on the ‘search’ button at the bottom of the page (or on the ‘Entry’ key of the keyboard), or else combine this criterion with another one.
To carry out a search in the Colour field, select a criterion in the scroll-down list, then click on the ‘search’ button at the bottom of the page (or on the ‘Entry’ key of the keyboard), or else combine this criterion with another one.

These search criteria can be combined. A second line of fields under the Text and Image criteria enable combinations to be multiplied. It is also possible to combine the Description of the mark and the Name and location of the collection criteria.
The default operator is AND (the search yields intersecting terms).
If your search fails to obtain any results, consider widening your search by deleting a criterion.


Search keywords in the articles
To carry out a search, simply enter a sequence of characters (minimum of three) corresponding to the word, name, expression or date you are looking for, then click on the ‘search’ button at the bottom of the page or on the keyboard’s ‘Enter’ key. All articles containing the requested criterion will be called up.

N.B.: For the time being, it is necessary to key in accented letters in the case of letters requiring accents as the system does not currently equate accented and non-accented letters.

This search criterion cannot be combined with other search criteria.

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