SANKHYA-SEARCH: Help-Page


This search-engine searches the full database of Sankhya, which contains data from 1933 to the current year. Any search, through this search-engine, can be constructed with the help of multiple fields. Four search fields may be selected from a pull down menu and then search criteria entered into separate text input boxes. Three pull down menus are provided between these fields to set Boolean operators (AND/OR). Search results are displayed as a list of bibliographic data matching the search criteria, unless a single item is returned.

Construction of any search with:


Selection of Fields:

Any one of the following list can be selected from the pull-down menu:
  1. Author: A single author's name.
  2. Title: Full/Part of the title of original article.
  3. Keywords/Phrase: Full/Part of the keywords of original article.
There are four field name pull down menus on the Sankhya-Search screen. Author, Author, Title and Keywords/Phrase are the default fields respectively. One can change these selections by clicking on the arrow to the right of the box you wish to change and then by selecting a field from the pull down menu. More than one Field Name box can be set to the same field name. A Boolean operator should be set between each Field Name box that is used. The default Boolean operator is AND.

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Entering Criteria:

  1. Searches are not case-sensitive.
  2. Searching is possible with the part of the Author name. Part search is also permissible for search with Title or Keyword/Phrase (For example, a search topic can be written as "mod" instead of "model", though the described search topic would display the results that contains terms like "modify", "mod" including "model").
  3. No wild-card character can be used in this search.
  4. Parentheses cannot be used to group criteria. Only one Author name or Title or Keyword/Phrase should be used.
  5. Search Criteria may contain mathematics mathematical commands of LaTeX.

Author Name Search:

Title or Keywords/Phrase Search:

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Selection and filling up a year/volume range:

Search can be done by the publication year. One can search for items with a publication Year less than, equal to or greater than a specific year. Each year used must be input as a four-digit number, e.g. 1999.
One can even search by given specified volume, which can be less than, equal to or greater than a specific volume. Each volume used must input as a two-digit number, e.g. 64.
After the year 1978 and the volume 40 a relation is established between the year of publication and the volume of publication (i.e. Current Year- 1938 = Current Volume), therefore if anybody gives a search for the year 1979 onwards (ie. volume 41 onwards) then there is no need to specify the volume.

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Selection of a series, issue/part of this journal:

By default, all the Series and Parts(i.e. issues) of Sankhya are searched. To refine this search, any series (like A or B or C or D or any) or any part/issue (like 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or any) can be specified. One has to click the radio button next to the option desired. The default option will be the "any" for each of the topic.

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Entering AMSSC Number:

AMSSC Number stands for American Mathematical Society Subject Classification Number. AMS (American Mathematical Society) refers to this classification number as MSC. The Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) is used to categorize items covered by the two reviewing databases, Mathematical Reviews (MR) and Zentralblatt MATH (Zbl). The MSC is broken down into over 5,000 two-, three-, and five-digit classifications, each corresponding to a discipline of mathematics (e.g., 11 = Number theory; 11B = Sequences and sets; 11B05 = Density, gaps, topology). An article can be searched by AMSSC number which has to be written in the specified textbox of the search-screen. Only one classification number can be used at a time.

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Selection of Result Per Page option:

By default, 20 search results are displayed per page. This number can be changed by the user by the Results Per Page setting. To change the setting, one has to click the radio button next to the option desired. These options are: 5, 10, 15, 20, 50, or 100 results per page.

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Activation of Search:

When all desired search criteria has been entered, one has to click one of the Start Search buttons. Search results are displayed as a list of bibliographic data that match the search criteria. These results will include Title of the original article, Name of Author(s), Volume, series, part/issue, year and page number of the issue where published, link to summary in HTML and in the case of papers published since 1993, link to the full paper in the PDF format.

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