Search Parameters

Parameter Description
abstract Brief summary or statement of the contents of a journal article, conference paper, standard, book, book chapter, or course.
affiliation This field is used to submit a query that specifies part (min of 3 characters) or all of an organization/institution name and receive a response of all available metadata with articles authored by an individual(s) associated with that organization/institution.
article_number This is IEEE’s unique identifier for a specific article.

Please note: this parameter can only be used by itself. If used with other parameters, all other parameters are ignored.
article_title Title of an individual document (journal article, conference paper, standard, eBook chapter, or course).
author An author's name. Searches both first name and last name. A minimum of 3 characters preceding the wildcard (*) is required.
d-au Open Author facet; results contain a refinement link that returns all documents by a given author relevant to that search.
doi The Digital Object Identifier (doi) is the unique identifier assigned to an article / document by CrossRef. If included, all other parameters are ignored with the exception of article_number, which still overrides all other search parameters.
d-publisher Publisher facet; results contain a refinement link that returns all documents by a given publisher relevant to that search.
d-pubtype Content Type facet; results contain a refinement link that returns all documents by a given content type relevant to that search.
d-year Publication Year facet
facet Open/Facet dimension
index_terms This is a combined field which allows users to search the Author Keywords, IEEE Terms, and Mesh Terms.

Please note: this parameter should contain no more than two wildcard words. Each wildcard word must have a minimum of three characters preceding the wildcard (*).
isbn International Standard Book Number. A number used to uniquely identify a book or non-serial.
issn International Standard Serial Number. An 8-digit number used to uniquely identify a periodical publication (journal or serial).
is_number Issue number (for Journals only)
meta_data This field enables a free-text search of all configured metadata fields and the abstract. Accepts complex queries involving field names and boolean operators.

Please note: this parameter should contain no more than two wildcard words. Each wildcard word must have a minimum of three characters preceding the wildcard (*).
publication_title Title of a publication (Journal, Conference, or Standard).
publication_year The value for publication year varies by publication. It is recommended to verify the format of the particular publication within the Xplore Web product to learn how to structure your search query.
querytext This field enables a free-text search of all configured metadata fields, abstract and document text. Accepts complex queries involving field names and boolean operators.

Please note: this parameter should contain no more than two wildcard words. Each wildcard word must have a minimum of three characters preceding the wildcard (*).
thesaurus_terms Also referred to as IEEE Terms. These are keywords assigned to IEEE journal articles and conference papers from a controlled vocabulary created by the IEEE.

Please note: this parameter should contain no more than two wildcard words. Each wildcard word must have a minimum of three characters preceding the wildcard (*).