The Select dialog lets you define search criteria for selecting a subset of records from your datafile.
Options on the Select dialog:
First Condition, Second Condition
The Second Condition can be defined to select matching records using AND or OR as an operator.
AND selects records which match both the first and second conditions.Tagged
Checking the Tagged option will create a subset of all records containing a tag (an asterisk at the end of the Record Form field). See Tag/Untag for more details on Tagged records.
For instance, if you wanted to create a subset of all the works written by Hegel, you would choose the Author field to search for the select criteria.
Or, if you wanted to select all your Note records from a datafile, you could set the field to Record form, and enter note as the Text to match.
When this option is set to Global, Citation will search all fields for matches.
For instance, if you wanted to select all the records either written by Hegel, or written about Hegel, or which mention Hegel in the Abstract, you would set the Field for the Select to Global.
Contains, Does Not Contain
For instance, if the text entered is Ritual, the program would match Ritual, but not ritual.
Match Whole Word
For instance, if the text for the match is ritual, checking Match Whole Word will include records with the word ritual set apart from other words by spaces. Citation would select records with the term ritual, but not those with the term ritualistic.
If Match Whole Word is not checked, Citation will select records with the characters in the word ritual, but it will not check to see if ritual is a word by itself. Citation would match the following terms to ritual: ritual, ritualistic, ritualism, rituals, anti-ritual.