Query Parameters:

The following parameters are available for querying the IEEE Xplore Search Gateway:

Parameter Description Boolean query field
Parameter specifying single article
an Article number "Article Number"
Parameters specifying search fields and terms
au Terms to search for in Author Author
ti Terms to search for in Document Title "Document Title"
ab Terms to search for in Abstract Abstract
doi Terms to search for in DOI DOI
cs Terms to search for in Affiliations "Author Affiliation"
jn Terms to search for in Publication Title "Publication Title"
isbn Terms to search for in isbn "isbn"
issn Terms to search for in issn "issn"
py Terms to search for in Publication Year "Publication Year"
partnum Terms to search by Part Number "Part Number"
thsrsterms Terms to search for in Thesaurus Terms "Thesaurus Terms"
cntrlterms Terms to search for in Controlled Index Terms "Inspec Controlled Terms"
idxterms Terms to search for in Index Terms "Search Index Terms"
md Terms to search for in all configured metadata fields and abstract. Accepts complex queries involving field names and boolean operators.
querytext Terms to search for in all configured metadata fields, abstract and document text. Accepts complex queries involving field names and boolean operators.
Filtering parameters
oa Open Access only (1 - true; 0 - false)
pn Publication number
pys Start value of Publication Year to restrict results by.
pye End value of Publication Year to restrict results by.
pu Publisher. One of: IEEE/AIP/IET/AVS/IBM
ctype Content Type. One of: Conferences/Journals/Books/Early Access/Standards/Educational Courses
Sorting parameters
sortfield Field name on which to sort. One of: au/ti/cs/jn/an/py
sortorder asc (for ascending sort) or desc (for descending sort)
Paging parameters
hc Number of records to fetch. Default: 25; Maximum: 1000
rs Sequence number of first record to fetch. Default: 1
Open Facets parameters
facet Open Facet
Open Facets Possible Values
d-au Open Author Facet
d-year Publication Year Facet
d-pubtype Content Type Facet
d-publisher Publisher Facet

Example Queries:

  1. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/gateway/ipsSearch.jsp?querytext=java&au=Wang&hc=10&rs=11&sortfield=ti&sortorder=asc
    Returns records 11-20 matching java in any metadata field, Wang in Authors, sorted on Document Title.
  2. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/gateway/ipsSearch.jsp?an=4731412
    Returns all available fields of record with Article Number 4731412.
  3. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/gateway/ipsSearch.jsp?querytext=(gasoline NOT diesel OR electric OR hybrid) AND "Document Title":vehicle.
    Returns records 1-25 matching gasoline, electric or hybrid but not diesel in metadata, abstract or document text, and vehicle in document title.
  4. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/gateway/ipsSearch.jsp?querytext=java&py=2010&isbn=978-1-4244-5585-0&pu=IEEE&ctype=Standards
    Returns IEEE Conference records matching java in any metadata field, 2010 in publication year, and 978-1-4244-5585-0 in isbn.
  5. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/gateway/ipsSearch.jsp?querytext=java&pys=2009&&issn=1077-2626
    Returns records published after 2009 matching java in any metadata field, and 1077-2626 in issn.
  6. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/gateway/ipsSearch.jsp?querytext=java&pys=2009&&issn=1077-2626&facet=d-au
    Returns records published after 2009 matching java in any metadata field, and 1077-2626 in issn with first 25 author refinement nodes which contain number of articles written by the author and a link to return all articles by the author relevant to that search..