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Old 11-15-2018, 04:30 PM   #1
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Exact author search, last name only?

Is there a way to search for authors with an exact last name, like "berry" (so excluding "berryman" etc) with any first name?
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:09 PM   #2
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This should work author:"berry"

The gears icon (Advanced Search) on left end of search bar will open a panel with various options to create search expressions viz:

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I'd already tried that and it doesn't work...that returns Berry, Berryman, Mayberry, etc.
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:52 PM   #4
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Not sure if this is what you need but seems to work for me. I set the What kind of match to use field to Regular Expression and entered ' berry$' (removing the single quotes) in the author search field. The $ should match any author with berry at the end of the author field while the space at the start of the search keeps from matching authors whose name ends with berry. The search string generated looks like this: author:"~ berry$"

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That's it! Thanks.
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