Library Trendscout

Currently 23688 journal articles are available.
grep mode
Search is case insensitive.

interval (in years)

The Trendscout is a tool the VL offers on an experimental basis. It allows at searching bibliographic references with a special focus on statistical issues. Titles of articles can be checked with respect to the frequency of specific words or trunks, e.g. muscle or graph. Results are presented in diagrams indicating the total number of hits (blue) and their ratio with respect to the complete amount of titles (red). You can select the period you want to search (e.g. 1850-1890) as well as intervalls of interest (5, 10 years and so on). Clicking on dates in the left column gives access to the full references. They appear in the window below.

Activating the grep mode allows to use a POSIX compliant regular expressions pattern as the search query (see reference).

Some grep examples:
dog|chien alternate pattern, with | : 'dog' or 'chien', but also 'Bronchien', 'endogen', ...
th?ier optional character, with ? : 'tier' or 'thier'
[cz]ir[ck]ulation alternate characters, with [characters] : 'circulation', 'Zirkulation', ...
.ir.ulation any single character, with . : 'circulation', 'Zirkulation', ...
\ygraph starting with, with \y (word border): 'graphique' but not 'kymograph'
\yblut\y whole word, with \y (word border): 'Blut' but neither 'Blutdruck' nor 'Herzblut'