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Patrimonio Digital Complutense: basic guide

Guide about the use and contents of the portal for the diffusion of the Complutense Digital Collection (


Simple search

A simple search box is available in the PDC header. From this you can retrieve works in which the search term(s) appear(s) in any field. Since this is a very general search, the results can be very numerous. Use inverted commas to narrow the search results to exact terms or phrases.



On the results page, preceding the search results will appear the terms that have been used. We can also access the advanced search, change the display from gallery mode to list mode, and sort the results by title, date or author.


Advanced search

In the advanced search option we can make more precise searches by using indexes and boolean operators, as well as limiting searches by collections.