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To retrieve records, and in the absence of any search terms, a simple click on the Search button returns the entire contents of the bibliography. Note that search results are retrieved in the order of classification-code minor digit, within classification-code major digit. In other words, they are returned in the classification-code order that is depicted in the Purview section on the Overview page.

For example, if a search retrieves three records, where two are theses, and one is a published paper, then the theses are displayed first, followed by the paper. Moreover, if the theses are incomplete and complete respectively then the completed one is shown first. This scenario is depicted below:

1.3 Kuru, Selim S. "Bir Deh-Name örneği olarak Ta'aşşukname ve eserdeki Ki'li yan tümceler." Yüksek Lisans Tezi. Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, 1993. 166y. (Danışman: Prof. Dr. Günay Kut)

1.4 Özyıldırım, Ali Emre. "Hamdullah Hamdî ve Divanının tenkitli metni." Yüksek Lisans Tezi. ------ (Danışman: Prof. Dr. İsmail Ünver)

4.1 Çakır, Müjgan. "Câmasb-Nâmedeki sofra kültürü ve yemek adlarına dair." Türk Mutfak Kültürü Üzerine Araştırmalar. Ankara: Türk Halk Kültürünü Araştırma ve Tanıtma Vakfı, 1999: 11-26.


The display-format of records returned from a search conforms to Kate Turabian's specifications in her book:

A manual for writers of term papers, theses and dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers. 7th edition revised by Wayne C. Booth et al. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2007;

Within this scheme, the system lists record's alphabetically according to authors' last-names, followed by a comma and then the author's first name. Where an entry has multiple authors, the system separates each author's name with a comma.

In the case of records that refer to journals, the database lists the relevant publication-data in the following order: journal title, volume, issue, month, year and paginations. Note that the presence or absence of any of these elements depends on the journal in question. For example:

3. Aynur, Hatice. "Türkiye'de Türkçe yazma eserlerin kataloglanması üzerine bir değerlendirme: 1989-2002." Journal of Turkish Studies = Türklük Bilgisi Araştırmaları: Essays in Honour of Barbara Flemming = Barbara Flemming Armağanı II 26, s. 1 (2002): 37-52.

In the case of books, the database lists the relevant elements in the following order: place, publisher, year, pages and ISBN. For example:

2. Koncu, Hanife, Müjgan Çakır. "Bu alâmet ile bulur beni soran." Fuzuli kitabı: Fuzuli hakkında seçme makaleler ve bibliyografya denemesi. İstanbul: Kesit Yayınları, 2009. 632 s. ISBN 987-605-4117-24-6

Citations of articles published within compendia of disparate authors' works include full publication-information for the collection in which the articles appear. For example:

3. Karateke, Hakan. "Osmanlı nesrinin Cumhuriyet devrinde algılanışı." Eski Türk edebiyatı çalışmaları-5: Nesrin inşâsı: düzyazıda dil, üslûp ve türler. Hazl. Hatice Aynur [ve öte.] İstanbul: Turkuaz, 2010: 44-55. ISBN 978-605-88906-1-6

Records are retrieved from the bibliographic database in blocks (and the News section of this site exhibits the same behaviour). Given this, and where the default block-size exceeds the vertical extent of your display device, remember always that you can limit unnecessary scrolling by adjusting the number of records per block to fit the size of your screen.


To narrow your search to particular record-categories, clear the relevant check-boxes before clicking the Search button. For example, a search with only the Theses and Articles boxes checked returns only those records that pertain to theses and articles. To refine a search still further, use the search-terms fields to constrain the results returned by the database engine.

Should you provide search terms, the database will attempt to match these to the following entities in the database:

Moreover, it performs partial matching when retrieving the relevant records. Consider the following fictitious record-title:

Ottoman Culture from 1299 to 1922

In this instance, the terms 'culture', 'man', 'tur' and '92' match equally to that record.

The database does not exclude 'stop words' (either English or Turkish), such as 'and', 'or', 'of', and 'gibi', 've', 'ki' etc., meaning that it matches these and any other terms equivalently. Note that matches are case-insensitive, meaning that 'culture', 'Culture' and 'culTure' all match equally to the above example. Note also that the database uses 'latin-5' collation, meaning that the alphabetical order of search results takes Turkish characters such as 'Ç' and 'İ' into account.


All records may possess an associated document-file of any type, such as MS Word, Adobe PDF etc. If a given record has an associated document, the system displays the URL as a link alongside the record's summary. A click on this causes download of the document onto your machine. In the absence of such a file, the system displays 'No Download Available'.

All document file-names are unique numbers that carry 'OEBV_' (Osmanlı Edebiyatı Bibliyografyası Veritabanı) as a prefix, followed by a unique string of digits and then the file extension (e.g. '.doc' '.pdf').


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