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Search Terms

You can search our site by adding one or more words to one or more of the search boxes below.

Each box searches a different field and the 'Search All' box searches them all.

If you enter multiple words in in any search box then one of those words MUST be in that field for the product to be returned but all of them don’t have to be present.

The results will be ordered by products with more of the specified words first (if in “Relevance” order) then any products that have less of your specified words.

For example if you search for “Red Dog” in the title field and “James Ben” in the Author field then ether “Red” or “Dog” must be present in the title AND ether “James” or “Ben” must be present in the Author field for a product to be shown in the results. If both “Red” and “Dog” is present in the Title as well as “James” and “Ben” in the Author then that product will appear first in the results followed by any products with fewer of the optional words.

Wildcard Searches

We support single and multiple character wildcard searches within single words.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the ""?"" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the ""*"" symbol.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for ""text"" or ""test"" you can use the search:

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:

test*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term:

te*t

Warning: You should avoid using wildcard searches as the first character of a word as it will dramatically slow down searches:

?est

*st

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. We support AND, ""+"", OR, NOT and ""-"" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either ""another book"" or just ""another"" use the query:

""another book"" another

or

""another book"" OR another

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" and ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" AND ""Some Book""

+

The ""+"" or required operator requires that the term after the ""+"" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain ""another"" and may contain ""search"" use the query:

+another search

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" NOT ""Some Book""

-

The ""-"" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the ""-"" symbol.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" -""Some Book""

Fuzzy Searches

We support fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to ""roam"" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roams.

An additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:

roam~0.8

The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.

Grouping

We support using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either ""another"" or ""book"" and ""website"" use the query:

(another OR book) AND website

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term another or book may exist.

Escaping Special Characters

We support escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ "" ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

\(1\+1\)\:2

Boosting a Term

We provide the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, ""^"", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

another book

and you want the term ""another"" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

another^4 book

This will make documents with the term another appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:

""another book""^4 ""Some Book""

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Proximity Searches

We support finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a ""book"" and ""another"" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

""another book""~10
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History of Ireland in 100 words

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ISBN/EAN: 9781911479185
This book tells a history of Ireland by looking at the development of 100 medieval Irish words drawn from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language. Words tell stories and encapsulate histories and this book captures aspects of Ireland’s changing history by examining the changing meaning of 100 key words. The book is aimed at a general readership and no prior knowledge of the Irish language is required to delve into the fascinating insights it provides.
Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
Pub. Date: October 1 2019
Author: ARBUTHNOT, SHARON
Format: Paperback
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Price: €14.99


Renaissance Galway: A Guide to the Pictorial Map

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ISBN/EAN: 9781911479079
The subject of the book is the remarkable `pictorial map' of Galway, which was produced in the mid-seventeenth century.
Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
Pub. Date: September 16 2019
Author: WALSH, PAUL
Format: Paperback
Stock: 7
Price: €15.00


Brokering the Good Friday Agreement: The Untold Story

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ISBN/EAN: 9781911479093
Some of the Irish public servants and political advisers who worked on the Northern Ireland peace process from the late 1960s until the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 discuss their roles and involvement in the process.
Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
Pub. Date: September 16 2019
Author: DALY, MARY E.
Format: Paperback
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Clare Island

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ISBN/EAN: 9781911479130
Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
Pub. Date: September 15 2019
Author: FEEHAN, JOHN
Format: Paperback
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Price: €40.00


Ireland In The European Eye

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ISBN/EAN: 9781911479024
This book examines the historical background and contextualisation of Ireland in Europe; representations of Ireland in European literature and Irish literature in Europe; Irish art, architecture, film and music in European discourses; and European studies, tourism and journalism.
Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
Pub. Date: June 20 2019
Author: HOLFTER, GISELA
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €25.00


Representing Ireland: 100 years of Irish Foreign Policy, 1919-2019

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ISBN/EAN: 9781908997968
This richly illustrated book is a history of Irish foreign policy, rather than an institutional history of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade itself (though the two obviously go hand in hand). It explores how a small state such as Ireland has related to the wider world, by examining how Irish diplomats and politicians responded to the challenges presented by the upheavals of the twentieth century and how this small European state engaged with the world, from the Versailles peace conference of 1919 to the globalisation of the twenty-first century.
Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
Pub. Date: June 17 2019
Author: GIBNEY, JOHN
Format: Hardback
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Price: €50.00


Drogheda - Irish Historic Town Atlas #29

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ISBN/EAN: 9781908997746
Drogheda, the twenty-ninth in the IHTA series, will bring this important Irish settlement into the Irish and European Historic Towns Atlas scheme where it can be compared with towns across Ireland and over 500 in Europe
Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
Pub. Date: May 15 2019
Author: MCHUGH, NED
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
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Documents on Irish Foreign Policy Volume XI, 1957-1961: 2018

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ISBN/EAN: 9781908997883
DIFP XI covers five critical years in Irish foreign policy when, at the height of the Cold War, Ireland played a central role between East and West at the United Nations General Assembly on issues ranging from nuclear disarmament to apartheid to the admission of Communist China.
Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
Pub. Date: November 1 2018
Author: KENNEDY, MICHAEL
Format: Hardback
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Book of Ballymote: Codices Hibernenses Eximii II

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ISBN/EAN: 9781908997562
Codices Hibernenses Eximii II: Book of Ballymote will look afresh at some of the questions relating to the background and contents of the Book of Ballymote, one of the most extensive and most lavishly illuminated Irish manuscripts we have from the Late Middle Ages.
Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
Pub. Date: November 1 2018
Author: O HUIGINN, RUAIRI
Format: Hardback
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Enfranchising Ireland?: Identity, citizenship and state

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ISBN/EAN: 9781908997845
This book explores the origin and evolution of the concepts of citizenship and identity in Ireland from a broadly historical perspective, tracing their development in terms of rights and duties, from classical times, through the medieval period and the era partition in Ireland, to the present difficulties surrounding Brexit and the refugee crisis.
Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
Pub. Date: May 31 2018
Author: ELLIS, STEVEN
Format: Paperback
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Price: €20.00