Search the Master List

The first and second options allow one to limit the master list by language or individual lists, respectively. The latter option is not necessary because each list already has its own page, but as the search function improves will allow the user to make a new version of the master list via the exclusion of certain lists. All searches return a separate result for each list that includes a title, and in turn a separate entry for that title's alternate titles, if applicable. For example, a search for "invisible man" returns 12 different results for the Ralph Ellison novel, one for which list including it. A search for "don q" will return 36 results for Don Quixote, and another 36 for El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, the novel's original Spanish-language title. Furthermore, the alternate titles are not linked to the primary title: a search for "don quixote" will not turn up El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha. Finally, the language is also noted for each result. Over time, we will enhance the construction and appearance of the search apparatus to avoid such redundant information. For example, currently we are placing all alternate titles in a separate table to enable them to be linked to the primary titles and thus not displayed as separate search results.



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