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What’s new?

Everything!

The whole search engine was rebuilt from scratch. It now runs on Sequential Query Language (SQL), a database program widely used for data mining due to its robust construction.

The database raw file and index were reconstructed. It can now search by author, story title, and text in the body of the article.

We also included another class of search -- by Section and by Year -- enabling you to zero in on the information that you need without spending too much time looking for it. The calendar is still there as part of the package, providing the stories of a particular day.

The new system gives our customers the option to subscribe in two ways: Unlimited and On Demand. "Unlimited" is recommended for people who regularly use the archive. "On Demand" is for those who use it occasionally.

We have many more plans for Codex, so your input will be most valuable. Please send your comments and suggestions to


The Basic Search

First step. Type the word/words that you are looking for in the "Search" box.

Second step. Click on the Search button.

Third step. To view the articles, click on the title of the article chosen. Articles are opened in a new window to preserve your search results. When you are done with the article, you can simply close the browser window it's in and continue with your search.

You can also fine tune your search and organize the search results.Click on the "Advanced Search" link beside the Search button to call up the Advanced Search dialog.


The Advanced Search

Advanced Search

First step. Type the word/words that you are looking for in the "Search" box.

Second step. Select the options of your search.

The Search On option gives you the choice to search by Title (title of the story), Author (author of the story) and Description ( body of the story). You can select one, two or all of the Search On options.

The Section option gives you the choice to search by section, as it appeared in the print edition of the BusinessWorld newspaper. By default, all sections are searched.

The Year option gives you the choice to search a range of years from 1994 to the current year. The default is 1994.

The Match option has two choices; All and Any. "All" means that the search engine will look for all the word/words in the database. The result will give you articles where all the words appear in each story. "Any" means that the search engine will look for the word -- or either of the words, or both -- in each story.

You can also sort the results by date, title and hits. These, in turn, may be displayed in Descending or Ascending order. For example, if you select "Sort by date" and then "Ascending," the results will display from oldest to newest article. Choose "Descending" to display the most recent articles on top.

Third step. Click on the Search button. The results will be displayed according to the parameters you set.

Fourth step. To view the articles, click on the title of the article chosen. Articles are opened in a new window to preserve your search results. When you are done with the article, you can simply close the browser window it's in and continue with your search.

Searching by date. Another option that can be useful is the Search by Date function. This will give you all the stories on a particular date. The input should be in the form MM/DD/YYYY (ex. "10/01/2002" for October 1, 2002).

Those who prefer their mouse to do the job can use the built in Calendar. Simply click on the small calendar icon beside the date box, select the date you wish to search on and the correct date will display on the Search by Date box. Click on the Search by Date button and all the archived stories for that date will be displayed.


Credit Balance

One article, regardless of size or length costs 4 credits. Clicking on the story titles will bring out the full article in a new window, automatically debiting 4 credits from your account. You can monitor the status of your credit balance by checking the number of credits you have left which is indicated on the upper right portion of the search page.

Credit Status
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